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Thomas William Parsons (Томас Уильям Парсонс)

A Dirge

Slowly tread, and gently bear
One that comes across the wave,
From the oppression of his care,
To the freedom of the grave;

From the merciless disease,
Wearing body, wasting brain,
To the rest beneath the trees, —
The forgetting of all pain;

From the delicate eye and ear,
To the rest that shall not see;
To the sleep that shall not hear,
Nor feel the world's vulgarity.

Bear him, in his leaden shroud,
In his pall of foreign oak,
To the uncomplaining crowd,
Where ill word was never spoke.

Bear him from life's broken sleep —
Dreams of pleasure, dreams of pain,
Hopes that tremble, joys that weep,
Loves that perish, visions vain —

To the beautiful repose,
Where he was before his birth;
With the ruby, with the rose,
With the harvest, earth in earth!

Bring him to the body's rest,
After battle, sorely spent,
Wounded, but a welcome guest
In the Chief's triumphal tent.

Thomas William Parsons's other poems:
  1. Down by the Shore in December
  2. The People of the Deep
  3. On a Bust of Dante
  4. Birthplace of Robert Burns
  5. St. Peray

Poems of another poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Alfred Tennyson (Альфред Теннисон) A Dirge ("Now is done thy long day's work")
  • Percy Shelley (Перси Шелли) A Dirge ("Rough wind, that moanest loud")
  • Madison Cawein (Мэдисон Кавейн) A Dirge ("Life has fled; she is dead")
  • Amy Levy (Эми Леви) A Dirge ("”Mein Herz, mein Herz ist traurig")
  • James Lowell (Джеймс Лоуэлл) A Dirge ("Poet! lonely is thy bed")
  • Menella Smedley (Менелла Смедли) A Dirge ("Let her rest!")
  • Ella Wilcox (Элла Уилкокс) A Dirge ("Death and a dirge at midnight;")

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