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TO E. T.: 1917, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: You sleep too well - too far away
Last Line: Had wept for you, my dear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ramal, Walter; De La Mare, Walter
Subject(s): Thomas, Edward (1878-1917); World War I; First World War


You sleep too well -- too far away,
For sorrowing word to soothe or wound;
Your very quiet seems to say
How longed-for a peace you have found.

Else, had not death so lured you on,
You would have grieved -- 'twixt joy and fear -p
To know how my small loving son
Had wept for you, my dear.





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