Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AN OLD TOMB OPENED, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON



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First Line: Ivory and gold and jewels fashioned fine
Last Line: "behold, bright news of our long yesterday!"
Subject(s): Beauty; Courts & Courtiers; Death; Graves; Time; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones


IVORY and gold and jewels fashioned fine,
Proud decorations of some dead king's room,
Rise from their centuried sleep and freshly shine,
Dazzling the daylight from the caverned gloom.

Before such splendor from the maw of Time,
Crumble the scroll-like years; ghosts stir and say:
"Brothers, we strove for Beauty in our prime,
Behold, bright news of our long yesterday!"





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