Ernest Christopher Dowson

(2 August 1867 – 23 February 1900 / London / England)

O Mors! Quam Amara Est Memoria Tua Homini Pacem Habenti In Substantiis Suis


Exceeding sorrow
Consumeth my sad heart!
Because to-morrow
We must depart,
Now is exceeding sorrow
All my part!

Give over playing,
Cast thy viol away:
Merely laying
Thine head my way:
Prithee, give over playing,
Grave or gay.

Be no word spoken;
Weep nothing: let a pale
Silence, unbroken
Silence prevail!
Prithee, be no word spoken,
Lest I fail!

Forget to-morrow!
Weep nothing: only lay
In silent sorrow
Thine head my way:
Let us forget to-morrow,
This one day!

Submitted: Monday, April 19, 2010

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