Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THREE SORROWS, by SAROJINI NAIDU

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First Line: How shall I honour thee, o sacred grief?
Last Line: Into a deathless shrine!
Subject(s): Death; Love - Loss Of; Pain; Dead, The; Suffering; Misery

HOW shall I honour thee, O sacred grief?
Fain would my love transmute
My suffering into music and my heart
Into a deathless lute!

How shall I cherish thee, O precious pain?
Fain would my trembling hand
Fashion and forge of thee a deathless sword
To serve my stricken land!

And thou, sweet sorrow, terrible and dear,
Most bitter and divine?
O I will carve thee with deep agony
Into a deathless shrine!

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