Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ENVOI: DEATH (1), by GEORGE BARLOW (1847-1913)

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ENVOI: DEATH (1), by                    
First Line: Death! - shalt not thou reveal all things unseen
Last Line: My lost love, found,—and found for evermore.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The

Death!—Shalt not thou reveal all things unseen,
And teach me why the roses faded quite,
And why a dawn that brake in golden light
Over blue Isis and far meadows green
Became so thunder-dark at noon, I ween!—
Death!—Thou shalt teach me why my lady bright
Fled with fleet steps till she was lost to sight,—
And sweet things were as if they had not been.
Death! Surely thou hast life within thine hands.
Thou canst reveal the secret: thou canst pour
(It may be) the old light along the shore:—
Thou canst disclose the numberless star-lands
When daylight fadeth. Lo! beside thee stands
My lost love, found,—and found for evermore.

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