A Lament

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My thoughts hold mortal strife;
I do detest my life,
And with lamenting cries
Peace to my soul to bring
Oft call that prince which here doth monarchize:
But he, grim grinning King,
Who caitiffs scorns, and doth the blest surprise,
Late having decked with beauty's rose his tomb,
Disdains to crop a weed, and will not come.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 05 June 2019

One of the best poems by William Henry Drummond...................

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Edward Kofi Louis 05 June 2019

Lamentation! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 June 2019

My thoughts hold mortal strife; I do detest my life, And with lamenting cries Peace to my soul to bring....so touching. It is a beautiful poem amazingly shared.

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Suryendu Chaudhury 19 October 2020

This poem deals with the inner psyche of the poet.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 June 2020

My thoughts hold mortal strife; I do detest my life, And with lamenting cries Peace to my soul to bring.................let this lament bring PEACE to thy soul, Sir R.I.P. for William Sir and to the family: CONGRATULATIONS for this excellent poem being honoured as The Classic Poem Of The Day. Best wishes from The Netherlands, Sylvia Frances Chan, Dutch Poetess

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Mahtab Bangalee 05 June 2020

lamentation screaming in heart tears carrying out the eyes life dwelling on non fulfilled happy dream.....

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Dr Antony Theodore 05 June 2020

Peace to my soul to bring Oft call that prince which here doth monarchize: With lamenting cries. tony

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Ramesh T A 05 June 2020

Let this lament bring Peace! Thanks for sharing here!

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