Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE TRICK, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES

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THE TRICK, by            
First Line: No answer, yet I called her name
Last Line: And only death himself can prove.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The

No answer, yet I called her name,
I shook her, but no motion came,
She showed no signs of having breath;
When, in my fear, the light was sought,
The hussy laughed: 'Is this,' I thought --
'Some strange convulsion after death?'

I could have murdered her that hour,
To think that she had used such power
In making me betray a love
Secret and vast, and still unknown;
A love half-dreamt, till life is done,
And only Death himself can prove.

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