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A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed - Poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

IF God compel thee to this destiny,
To die alone, with none beside thy bed
To ruffle round with sobs thy last word said
And mark with tears the pulses ebb from thee,--
Pray then alone, ' O Christ, come tenderly !
By thy forsaken Sonship in the red
Drear wine-press,--by the wilderness out-spread,--
And the lone garden where thine agony
Fell bloody from thy brow,--by all of those
Permitted desolations, comfort mine !
No earthly friend being near me, interpose
No deathly angel 'twixt my face aud thine,
But stoop Thyself to gather my life's rose,
And smile away my mortal to Divine ! '


Comments about A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Rookie Nimmy K A (6/4/2014)

    To die In Christ is to attain fruit of Life tree... Death is beautiful and no one is lonely on death bed...For Almighty so Powerful is with one at the time of death.. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie James Rovira (7/8/2007 11:46:00 PM)

    Christ said on the cross, 'My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me? ' The line:

    By thy forsaken Sonship in the red
    Drear wine-press

    is a reference to his crucifixion. Since the wine is the symbol of Christ's blood in communion, the cross is the 'Red drear wine-press.' (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ron Sekellick (6/6/2007 11:35:00 AM)

    Need interpretation-'By thy forsaken Sonship in the red Drear wine-press...' (Report) Reply

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Poems About Lonely

  1. 1. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  2. 2. Speak Of The North! A Lonely Moor , Charlotte Brontë
  3. 3. The Lonely Strand , Albert Wilson
  4. 4. The Lonely Lady , Alma Jean Epps
  5. 5. Lonely , Audrey B. Dodge
  6. 6. Lonely Emotions , Clarice McClain
  7. 7. Lonely Streets , Clifford Palmer King
  8. 8. A Lonely Soul , Donald L. Vlad
  9. 9. The Lonely Lady , John Hybridge
  10. 10. Lonely Eyes , Jonathan Crouch
  11. 11. The Lonely Dove , Kathy Dyer
  12. 12. The Words Of A Lonely Heart , Kim Lavallee
  13. 13. Lonely With Pride , L. E. Evans
  14. 14. Lonely Vigil In Desert Storm , Masie Jackson
  15. 15. The Lonely Moon , Michanna Talley
  16. 16. The Lonely Heart , D.E. Coombe
  17. 17. The Lonely Pine Tree , Robert Hensley
  18. 18. My Lonely Heart , Rose Marie Jackson
  19. 19. Lonely Child , Shawn Henley
  20. 20. The Strength Of The Lonely , Vachel Lindsay
  21. 21. I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud (Daffodils) , William Wordsworth
  22. 22. The Lonely Street , William Carlos Williams
  23. 23. Like Crusoe, Walking By The Lonely Strand , Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  24. 24. Lonely Burial , Stephen Vincent Benet
  25. 25. The Lonely Death , Adelaide Crapsey
  26. 26. One Lonely Afternoon , Russell Edson
  27. 27. The Stars Go Over The Lonely Ocean , Robinson Jeffers
  28. 28. I Know Some Lonely Houses Off The Road , Emily Dickinson
  29. 29. The Lonely Soul , phung vo
  30. 30. Had This Tree But One Lonely Branch , Belart Muroc
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