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Poem by Lucretia Maria Davidson


(Written in her sixteenth year.)

The destroyer cometh; his footstep is light,
He marketh the threshold of sorrow at night;
He steals like a thief o'er the fond one's repose,
And chills the warm tide from the heart as it flows.

His throne is the tomb, and a pestilent breath
Walks forth on the night-wind, the herald of death!
His couch is the bier, and the dark weeds of woe
Are the curtains which shroud joy's deadliest foe.

Lucretia Maria Davidson

Lucretia Maria Davidson's other poems:
  1. The Yellow Fever
  2. On the Birth of a Sister
  3. The Star of Liberty
  4. WomanТs Love
  5. The Blush

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Hood Death ("It is not death, that sometime in a sigh")
  • William Yeats Death ("Nor dread nor hope attend")
  • John Clare Death ("Why should man's high aspiring mind")
  • George Herbert Death ("Death, thou wast once an uncouth hideous thing")
  • Henry Vaughan Death ("'TIS a sad Land, that in one day")
  • James Hunt Death ("Death is a road our dearest friends have gone")
  • Thomas MacDonagh Death ("Life is a boon - and death, as spirit and flesh are twain")
  • Madison Cawein Death ("THROUGH some strange sense of sight or touch")

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