Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, GOOD NIGHT, by EFFIE WALLER SMITH



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First Line: Dear earth, I am going away to-night
Last Line: And I rise from my slumber to put it on.
Subject(s): Death; Earth; Dead, The; World


Dear earth, I am going away to-night
From your long-loved hills and your meadows bright;
I know I should miss you when I am dead
If a better world came not in your stead.

For the sweet, long days in your woodlands spent,
And your starry dusks, I shall not lament;
For greater than all the wonders you show,
O earth, is the secret I soon shall know.

Good night! And now as I fall asleep
I give you the garment I wore to keep;
You will hold it safely till morning dawn
And I rise from my slumber to put it on.






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