Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, FROM SAGESSE, by PAUL VERLAINE



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First Line: Slumber dark and deep
Last Line: Silence, like the grave.
Subject(s): Dreams; Rest; Silence; Sleep; Nightmares


SLUMBER dark and deep
Falls across my life;
I will put to sleep
Hope, desire and strife.

All things pass away,
Good and evil seem
To my soul to-day
Nothing but a dream;

I a cradle laid
In a hollow cave,
By a great hand swayed:
Silence, like the grave.





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