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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. Love in Sorrow
  2. The King's Beard
  3. The Wounded Daisy
  4. Lilies
  5. On the Death of Prince Albert

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")
  • James Lowell A Dirge ("Poet! lonely is thy bed")
  • Ella Wilcox A Dirge ("Death and a dirge at midnight;")
  • Thomas Parsons A Dirge ("Slowly tread, and gently bear")

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