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Poem by Menella Bute Smedley


A Dirge


Let her rest!
Weary were her days, oppress'd
By vain cravings to be blest.
Let her sleep!
Slumber holy, dreamless, deep,
Cover eyes that waked to weep.
Let her rest!
Death is spread upon her breast,
Like soft wings that shade a nest.
Let her sleep!
False and cruel love, to keep
Weeping,Чshe hath ceased to weep.
Let her die!
All her hope beneath the sky
Was in her mortality.



Menella Bute Smedley


Menella Bute Smedley's other poems:
  1. The Singing Lesson
  2. The Rooks' Petition
  3. The Vow of Cortes
  4. The Sick Child
  5. The English Merchant and the Saracen Lady


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Alfred Tennyson A Dirge ("Now is done thy long day's work")
  • Percy Shelley A Dirge ("Rough wind, that moanest loud")
  • Madison Cawein A Dirge ("Life has fled; she is dead")
  • Amy Levy A Dirge ("ФMein Herz, mein Herz ist traurig")
  • Ella Wilcox A Dirge ("Death and a dirge at midnight;")

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