Thomas Hardy
Dorchester / England
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Ah, Are You Digging On My Grave?

Rating: 3.6
"Ah, are you digging on my grave,
My loved one? -- planting rue?"
-- "No: yesterday he went to wed
One of the brightest wealth has bred.
'It cannot hurt her now,' he said,
'That I should not be true.'"

"Then who is digging on my grave,
My nearest dearest kin?"
-- "Ah, no: they sit and think, 'What use!
What good will planting flowers produce?
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Calvin Towle 18 April 2007
Hardy is having fun with readers who expect a sentimental ending and find a realistic one instead.
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