Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONG OF THE SINNER, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON

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SONG OF THE SINNER, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Just a bit of ashes
Last Line: Pray, sweet virgin, pray!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Sin

Just a bit of ashes
Grey, grey ashes—spent—
God! how fierce the fires burned
Down to this content.

Just a bit of ashes,
Not a single spark
Lives in this residuum
Crumbling cold and dark.

Just a bit of ashes—
To the judgment day,
I go with my memories—
Pray, sweet virgin, pray!

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