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LOVE WITHOUT WINGS: SONG 8, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: O death of things that are, eternity
Last Line: Are singing still.
Alternate Author Name(s): Duclaux, Madame Emile; Darmesteter, Mary; Robinson, A. Mary F.
Subject(s): Death; Love; Dead, The


O Death of things that are, Eternity
Of things that seem!
Of all the happy past remains to me,
To-day, a dream!

Long blessed days of love and wakening thought,
All, all are dead;
Nothing endures we did, nothing we wrought,
Nothing we said.

But once I dreamed I sat and sang with you
On Ida's hill.
There, in the echoes of my life, we two
Are singing still.





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