Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SEEING A STRANGE WOMAN DEAD, by A. G. BECKMANN



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SEEING A STRANGE WOMAN DEAD, by            
First Line: She died in her fullest beauty
Last Line: May god be with her lovers!
Subject(s): Beauty; Death; God; Dead, The


She died in her fullest beauty, --
God be with her lovers!
God be with them when the first snow covers
All the ground about her grave,
When awkward-fingered frost displays
The cruelest means to misbehave.
God go with them on their ways
That first clear night of winter when
The earth is cleft by sword-sharp ice
That clasps the frigid dead, -- God be with them then.
But when in April's strange device
They read some sorrow we've not seen,
-- As when the lilacs, winterkilled,
Remind us of the joy they'd been,
When spring sets sun to wake the tilled
Land again and man discovers mate,
May God be with her lovers!





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