Classic and Contemporary Poetry
ASSUAGEMENT, by LEXIE DEAN ROBERTSON Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am head what shall this sorrow matter?
Last Line: To be a symbol of my heart's glad singing.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love; Youth
WHEN I am head what shall this sorrow matter?
Then they shall know and realize the truth.
How they will noise it in their silly chatter,
Nor stop to pity or to sigh for youth.
But as for me ... I'll be beyond all caring
In some far land where unseen beauty lies
Forever waiting there my sad heart's sharing
To soothe harsh pain and cool my tear-dimmed eyes.
And as I stroll by quiet silver fountains,
Or dreaming lie on grass in dusky shade,
I shall forget the horror of dark mountains
That foolish talk from little mole hills made.
When I am dead have silver bells set ringing,
To be a symbol of my heart's glad singing.
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