Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE DREAM OF DEATH, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY



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THE DREAM OF DEATH, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: O gentle death, bow down and
Last Line: Forever on your loving breast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Soul; Dead, The; Nightmares


O GENTLE death, bow down and sip
The soul that lingers on my lip;
O gentle death, bow down and keep
Eternal vigil o'er my sleep;
For I am weary and would rest
Forever on your loving breast.





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