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First Line: A rose to the living is more than
Last Line: Sumptuous wreaths to the dead.
Alternate Author Name(s): Martin, Peter
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


A rose to the living is more than
Sumptuous wreaths to the dead;
In filling love's infinite store
A rose to the living is more --
If graciously given before the
Hungering spirit is fled,
A rose to the living is more than
Sumptuous wreaths to the dead.





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