Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ECSTACY, by KENNETH SLADE ALLING



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ECSTACY, by            
First Line: I could never be properly dead
Last Line: The songs that I sing for the earth.
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


I could never be properly dead,
For even alone in my grave,
These songs would go on in my head,
And May in my veins would rave.

No grief or sorrow or pain
Could bind me utterly down;
I should go shout with the rain,
And burst, with June, through the town.

No ancient hurt of the stars,
That scarred my heart at its birth,
Could ever make silent in me,
The songs that I sing for the earth.





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