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Poem by Louise Imogen Guiney
As I came homeward At merry Christmas, By the old church tower, Through the churchyard grass, And saw there, circled With graves all about, The yew-tree paternal, The yew-tree devout, Then this hot life-blood Was hard to endure, O Death! so I loved thee, The sole love sure. For stars slip in heaven, They wander, they break: But under the yew-tree Not one heartache. And ours, what failure Renewed and avowed! But ah, the long-buried Is leal, and is proud. Now I came homeward At merry Christmas, By the wise gray tower, Through the green kind grass.
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