Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE PATH OF TEARS: 5. IF YOU WERE DEAD, by SAROJINI NAIDU



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
THE PATH OF TEARS: 5. IF YOU WERE DEAD, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you were dead I should not weep!
Last Line: O love, at last!
Subject(s): Fate; Hearts; Love; Destiny


IF you were dead I should not weep!
How sweetly would my sad heart rest
Close-gathered in a dreamless sleep
Among the garlands on your breast,
Happy at last and comforted
If you were dead!

For life is like a burning veil
That keeps our yearning souls apart,
Cold Fate a wall no hope may scale,
And pride a severing sword, Sweetheart!
And love a wide and troubled sea
'Twixt you and me.

If you were dead I should not weep—
How sweetly would our hearts unite
In a dim, undivided sleep,
Locked in Death's deep and narrow night,
All anger fled, all sorrow past,
O Love, at last!





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net