Caroline Southey

Caroline Southey Poems

1. To Death 1/4/2003

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To Death

COME not in terrors clad, to claim
   An unresisting prey:
Come like an evening shadow, Death!
   So stealthily, so silently!
And shut mine eyes, and steal my breath;
   Then willingly, O willingly,
   With thee I'll go away!

What need to clutch with iron grasp
   What gentlest touch may take?
What need with aspect dark to scare,
   So awfully, so terribly,
The weary soul would hardly care,
   Call'd quietly, call'd tenderly, ...

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