Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SCINTILLA, by WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE



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First Line: I kissed a kiss in youth
Last Line: At a dead man's door.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


I kissed a kiss in youth
Upon a dead man's brow;
And that was long ago, --
And I'm a grown man now.

It's lain there in the dust,
Thirty years and more; --
My lips that set a light
At a dead man's door.




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