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First Line: Music, when soft voices die
Last Line: Love itself shall slumber on.
Variant Title(s): Music;memory
Subject(s): Flowers; Love; Memory; Mourning; Music & Musicians; Roses; Bereavement


Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory,--
Odors, when sweet violets sicken
Live within the sense they quicken.
Rose-leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the beloved's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.




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