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First Line: All the heavy days are over
Last Line: Flame on flame and wing on wing.
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Variant Title(s): A Dream Of A Blessed Spirit
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


All the heavy days are over;
Leave the body's coloured pride
Underneath the grass and clover,
With the feet laid side by side.
One with her are mirth and duty,
Bear the gold embroidered dress,
For she needs not her sad beauty,
To the scented oaken press.
Hers the kiss of Mother Mary,
The long hair is on her face;
Still she goes with footsteps wary,
Full of earth's old timid grace.
With white feet of angels seven
Her white feet go glimmering
And above the deep of heaven,
Flame on flame and wing on wing.




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