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IN MEMORIAM: A.F (OB. OCT. 12, 1879), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bright skies, bright sea
Last Line: Has blessed our children -- it is well.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brown, T. E.
Subject(s): Death; Manx Gaelic (language); Dead, The


OB. OCT. 12, 1879

Aug. 1875

BRIGHT skies, bright sea --
All happy things
That, borne on wings,
Cleave the long distance, glad and free --
A boat -- swift swirls
Of foam-wake -- boys and girls
And innocence and laughter -- She
Was there, and was so happy; and I said: --
"God bless the children!"

Oct. 1879

Dead!
Dead, say you? "Yes, the last sweet rose
Is gathered" -- Close, O close,
O, gently, gently, very gently close
Her little book of life, and seal it up
To God, who gave, who took -- O bitter cup! O bell!
Of folding grave -- O mother, it is well --
Yes, it is well. He holds the key
That opens all the mysteries; and He
Has blessed our children -- it is well.





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