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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Delia

From Birds Of Passage (Flight the Fifth)
Sweet as the tender fragrance that survives,
When martyred flowers breathe out their little lives,
Sweet as a song that once consoled our pain,
But never will be sung to us again,
Is thy remembrance.  Now the hour of rest
Hath come to thee.  Sleep, darling; it is best.

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