John Hall Wheelock

(9 September 1886 - 22 March 1978 / Rockaway, Long Island New York)

The Unknown Beloved

I dreamed I passed a doorway
   Where, for a sign of death,
White ribbons one was binding
   About a flowery wreath.

What drew me so I know not,
   But drawing near I said,
"Kind sir, and can you tell me
   Who is it here lies dead?"

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