Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, RABBONI, by JOHN BANISTER TABB

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RABBONI, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I bring thee balm, and lo, thou art not here
Last Line: "rabboni!"" -- only this."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Easter; Holidays; Jesus Christ; The Resurrection

"IBRING Thee balm, and, lo, Thou art not here!
Twice have I poured mine ointment on Thy brow,
And washed Thy feet with tears. Disdain'st Thou now
The spikenard and the myrrh?

Has Death, alas, betrayed Thee with a kiss
That seals Thee from the memory of mine?"
"Mary!" It is the self-same Voice Divine.
"Rabboni!" -- only this.

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