Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, IN TIME OF MOURNING, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE

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First Line: Return,' we dare not as we fain
Last Line: May, 1885.
Subject(s): Death; Love - Nature Of; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement

'RETURN,' we dare not as we fain
Would cry from hearts that yearn:
Love dares not bid our dead again Return.

O hearts that strain and burn
As fires fast fettered burn and strain!
Bow down, lie still, and learn.
The heart that healed all hearts of pain
No funeral rites inurn:
Its echoes, while the stars remain,

May, 1885.

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