Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONNET, by AUGUSTE ANGELLIER



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First Line: Thus shall we live our separate lives unknit
Last Line: Than any nest wherein the birds are kind.
Subject(s): Graves; Love; Passion; Tombs; Tombstones


THUS shall we live our separate lives unknit,
And vain appeals shall flesh and spirit make;
Never one divine instant shall we slake
Our forlorn human passion infinite.
Then when the last long sleep we shall have won,
They will bury thy dear body far from me;
We shall be exiled in eternity
As erst we were beneath the shining sun

And last of all each most unhappy name
On different marbles shall the graver mark,
And the strong love that turned our souls to flame
Shall be put out in the unending dark;
And, kindling nought, we shall leave less behind
Than any nest wherein the birds are kind.





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