Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SUNSET HILL, by MARY POLLARD TYMES



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THE SUNSET HILL, by            
First Line: Life said to me, 'your days have run'
Last Line: Were wet with tears. Now I am wise.
Subject(s): Wisdom


Life said to me, "Your days have run
Joyful and golden in the sun.
Your heart care-free of toils and fears,
Your eyes immune to tears.
But now when testing time has come,
Let not your sorrows smite you dumb."

I said to life, "Days have been dear,
And filled with laughter many a year,
But now, if grief my portion is,
I shall go bravely on and this
Shall comfort me; for I
Have walked with love; love cannot die."

Life said, "The draught is in the cup."
I said to life, "I drink it up."
And as I drank I saw life's eyes
Were wet with tears. Now I am wise.





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