Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MARY - A REMINISCENCE (2), by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER



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MARY - A REMINISCENCE (2), by             Poet's Biography
First Line: And when I seek the chamber where she dwelt
Last Line: All this how often had I seen and heard!
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


And when I seek the chamber where she dwelt,
Near one loved chair a well-worn spot I see,
Worn by the shifting of a feeble knee
While the poor head bowed lowly - it would melt
The worlding's heart with instant sympathy:
The match-box and the manual, lying there,
Those sad sweet signs of wakefulness and prayer,
Are darling tokens of the Past to me;
The little rasping sound of taper lit
At midnight, which aroused her slumbering bird:
The motion of her languid frame that stirred
For ease in some new posture - tho' a word
Perchance, of sudden anguish, followed it;
All this how often had I seen and heard!





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