Treasure Island

Arabella Eugenia Smith

(1844 - July 1916 / Lichefield, Ohio)

Poems of Arabella Eugenia Smith

1. If I Should Die Tonight 1/3/2003

If I Should Die Tonight

If I should die to-night,
My friends would look upon my quiet face
Before they laid it in its resting-place,
And deem that death had left it almost fair;
And, laying snow-white flowers against my hair,
Would smooth it down with tearful tenderness,
And fold my hands with lingering caress, --
Poor hands, so empty and so cold to-night!

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