Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MUSIC MYSTERY, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON



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First Line: Tell me, o music, why the bliss you bring
Last Line: "born to be beautiful -- but born to die."
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Pain; Suffering; Misery


TELL me, O Music, why the bliss you bring
Comes edged with pain from every shaken string?
"We are but wraiths," the woodwinds wailed reply,
"Born to be beautiful -- but born to die."





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