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Poem by John Bannister Tabb


Memory


I go not to the grave to weep,
But to my heart, wherein I keep
A hidden manna that hath fed
Alike the living and the dead.

We gathered it as, day by day,
It fell from heaven upon our way,
To be, if haply one were gone,
The bread for both to feed upon.



John Bannister Tabb


John Bannister Tabb's other poems:
  1. The Bee and the Blossoms
  2. Chimney Stacks
  3. The New-Year Babe
  4. Doctor Tumble-Bug
  5. An Interview


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Oliver Goldsmith Memory ("O MEMORY, thou fond deceiver")
  • Christina Rossetti Memory ("I nursed it in my bosom while it lived")
  • William Browne Memory ("SO shuts the marigold her leaves")
  • Thomas Aldrich Memory ("My mind lets go a thousand things")
  • George Horton Memory ("Sweet memory, like a pleasing dream")
  • Jones Very Memory ("Soon the waves so lightly bounding")
  • Edgar Guest Memory ("I stood and watched him playing")

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