Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HINDOO FUNERAL SONG, by EDWIN ARNOLD

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HINDOO FUNERAL SONG, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Call on rama! Call to rama?
Last Line: Ram! Ram!—oh, call to rama.
Subject(s): Funerals; Hinduism; Religion; Burials; Theology

Call on Rama! call to Rama!
Oh, my brothers, call on Rama!
For this Dead
Whom we bring,
Call aloud to mighty Rama.

As we bear him, oh, my brothers,
Call together, very loudly,
That the Bhûts
May be scared;
That his spirit pass in comfort.

Turn his feet now, calling "Rama,"
Calling "Rama," who shall take him
When the flames
Make an end:
Ram! Ram!—oh, call to Rama.

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