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First Line: How my heart sinks when I behold the sad reflection of my face
Last Line: That I may gather strength to fuse from agony, a smile!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


How my heart sinks when I behold the sad reflection of my face,
A wan and wistful wound, with oh, such meagre grace;
How can you hold me dear withal and conjure charms withdrawn.
Or does the Autumn twilight hold a charm unknown to dawn?

Hold! Do not speak! some day perchance, I'll read the message dire
Within the ashes of the flame, the aftermath of fire,
Ere then perhaps I shall have found the highways of the soul
Where one may read uncrucified, the blood-words of the scroll.
Till then, uphold illusion's veil before my gaze the while
That I may gather strength to fuse from agony, a smile!





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