Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, COME LOVE OR DEATH, by WILL HENRY THOMPSON



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COME LOVE OR DEATH, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lifted face of muted appeal!
Last Line: And I had power to kill!


O LIFTED face of mute appeal!
Poor tongueless pantomime of prayer!
O sullen sea, whose deeps conceal
The children of despair!
O heart that will not look above!
Poor staggering feet that seek the wave!
I would come quick, if I were Love,
And I had power to save.

O sinking sunset loneliness
Aflame in hot, unmoving eyes!
Poor wan lips, creeping in distress
To cover up your cries!
O broken speech, and sobbing breath!
Poor restless and uncertain will!
I would come quick, if I were Death,
And I had power to kill!





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