Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SUPPLICATION, by MARGARET H. BRANDON

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SUPPLICATION, by            
First Line: Persephone, persephone
Last Line: She is through remembering.
Subject(s): Mourning; Persephone; Bereavement; Proserpine; Proserpina

Persephone, Persephone
Receive her for she is thy child.
Votive wreaths to thee we bear --
Crowns of daisies for thy hair.
Only look at her with mild and tender eyes,

Not to heaven's golden strand
Do we commend her, but to thee.
Be thou kind, Persephone,
Take her gently by the hand;
Let her kneel on Lethe's shore
And drink until she thirst no more.

Then in that Elysian grove
Let her dance, and let her sing
(She who died when she was young
Before her songs of earth were sung) --
She is through remembering.

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