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First Line: When life's gay courage fails at last
Last Line: And the great, blue folds of sky!
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Death; Funerals; Dead, The; Burials

WHEN Life's gay courage fails at last,
And I grow worse than old—
Though Death puts out my fiery heart,
I never shall grow cold.

For warm is earth's green covering,
And warmly I shall lie,
Wrapped in the winding-sheets of air
And the great, blue folds of sky!

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