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Poem by Amy Levy


To Death


  (From Lenau)

If within my heart there's mould,
If the flame of Poesy
And the flame of Love grow cold,
Slay my body utterly.

Swiftly, pause not nor delay;
Let not my life's field be spread
With the ash of feelings dead,
Let thy singer soar away.



Amy Levy


Amy Levy's other poems:
  1. On the Wye in May
  2. On the Threshold
  3. To E.
  4. Youth and Love
  5. Ralph to Mary


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Percy Shelley To Death ("Death! where is thy victory?")
  • Caroline Southey To Death ("Come not in terrors clad, to claim")

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