Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, POSTHUMOUS, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON

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First Line: Of what avail the tardy showers
Last Line: Pulses quivering, to die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The

Of what avail the tardy showers,
To the famished summer flowers?
All in vain the rain-drops cry,
Dead things never make reply.

Life's belated cup of bliss,
Woo the weary lips to kiss,
When the singing is a sigh,
Pulses quivering, to die.

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