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TO EVERY SEED HIS OWN BODY, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Bone to his bone, grain to his grain of dust
Last Line: Wrung sore, what will it be to reembrace?
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina


BONE to his bone, grain to his grain of dust:
A numberless reunion shall make whole
Each blessed body for its blessed soul,
Refashioning the aspects of the just.
Each saint who died must live afresh, and must
Ascend resplendent in the aureole
Of his own proper glory to his goal,
As seeds their proper bodies all upthrust.
Each with his own not with another's grace,
Each with his own not with another's heart,
Each with his own not with another's face,
Each dove-like soul mounts to his proper place: --
O faces unforgotten! if to part
Wrung sore, what will it be to reembrace?





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