Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SOLILOQUY, by JOSEPH B. STRAUSS



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SOLILOQUY, by            
First Line: Head stones, head stones / vast-kingdom-of-the-dead stones
Last Line: Waiting, ever waiting.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


Head stones, head stones,
Vast-kingdom-of-the-dead stones;
Swiftly flashing on the sight,
Through the blackness of the night,
Ghostly ranks of ghastly white;
Standing, ever standing,
Waiting, ever waiting.

Tombstones, tombstones,
Of-all-that's-human doom-stones;
Day by day their number grows,
Silently the long line goes,
Where and why -- God only knows;
Standing, ever standing,
Waiting, ever waiting.

Grave stones, grave stones,
Mark-of-our-honored-brave stones;
Cenotaph and shaft and bier,
Grief-swept lanes of dirge and tear,
Through the ages, waiting here;
Standing, ever standing,
Waiting, ever waiting.





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