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Poem by Francis William Bourdillon


The Heart Cry


She turned the page of wounds and death
With trembling fingers. In a breath
The gladness of her life became
Naught but a memory and a name.

Farewell! Farewell! I might not share
The perils it was yours to dare.
Dauntless you fronted death: for me
Rests to face life as fearlessly.



Francis William Bourdillon


Francis William Bourdillon's other poems:
  1. Drought
  2. The Acorn
  3. On the South Downs
  4. Sonnet (Oft had I felt, like pure Endymion)
  5. The Regions of Love


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