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A Child Has Died

 
 
Reply Wed 13 Nov, 2002 02:30 pm
"Here she lies, a pretty bud,

Lately made of flesh and blood.

Who as soon fell fast asleep

As her little eyes did peep.

Give her strewings, but not stir

The earth that lightly covers her".


Upon A Child That Died
Robert Herrick
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 15 Nov, 2002 07:31 am
THE LITTLE GHOST

I knew her for a little ghost
That in my garden walked;
The wall is high--higher than most--
And the green gate was locked.

And yet I did not think of that
Till after she was gone--
I knew her by the broad white hat,
All ruffled, she had on.

By the dear ruffles round her feet,
By her small hands that hung
In their lace mitts, austere and sweet,
Her gown's white folds among.

I watched to see if she would stay,
What she would do--and oh!
She looked as if she liked the way
I let my garden grow!

She bent above my favourite mint
With conscious garden grace,
She smiled and smiled--there was no hint
Of sadness in her face.

She held her gown on either side
To let her slippers show,
And up the walk she went with pride,
The way great ladies go.

And where the walk is built in new
And is of ivy bare
She paused--then opened and passed through
A gate that once was there.

ESVM
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Thu 21 Nov, 2002 10:12 pm
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Apparently with no surprise
To any happy Flower
The Frost beheads it at its play -
In accidental power -
The blonde Assassin passes on -
The Sun proceed unmoved
To measure off another Day
For an Approving God.

c. 1884

Emily Dickinson
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