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

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EPITAPH, by            
First Line: Come jest awhile with me and talk
Last Line: By night my name.

Come jest awhile with me and talk
And talk awhile and laugh;
Some day the one of us may write
The other's epitaph.

And if your hand shall write for me,
Then let the words you write
Say that I loved them equally,
Blue day and starry night.

Say I loved talking things like birds
And prattling things like brooks,
And that I learned from children's words
And fell in love with books.

And say I loved a girl or two,
And one with hair like flame,
And flame my heart was when she spoke
By night my name.

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