Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO THE KINGS, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP



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First Line: When you've fulfilled the measure of your pride
Last Line: And shake your kingdoms with its irony!
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Death; Irony; Skulls; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Dead, The


When you've fulfilled the measure of your pride
And your starved honor has been satisfied,
Some plowman, driving deep his lusty share,
Will strike a skull to sunlight, unaware—
One naked skull to stare up at the sky
And shake your kingdoms with its irony!





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