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First Line: Below lies one whose name was traced in sand
Last Line: In eden every flower is blown: amen.
Subject(s): Death; Heaven; Dead, The; Paradise


Below lies one whose name was traced in sand -
He died not knowing what it was to live:
Died while the first sweet consciousness of manhood
And maiden thought electrified his soul:
Faint beatings in the calyx of the rose.
Bewildered reader, pass without a sigh
In a proud sorrow! There is life with God,
In other kingdom of a sweeter air:
In Eden every flower is blown: Amen.




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