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Ample Make This Bed.

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Ample make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.

Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise' yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.

Tereza Shortall 20 March 2011

I have only just recently heard this poem, quoted in the film of 'Sophie's Choice', and it was so utterly apt, read over the deathbed of Sophie and Nathan, which was the only marriage-bed those two tortured people could ever have. A tragic but beautiful moment in the film, and the poem was a wonderful elegy.

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Denis 27 January 2018

You are so right. There are two reading on it. The first by Nathan and the second heart wrenching one by Stingo. https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=uGeqdYTaZbs&feature=youtu.be

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Angelo 20 September 2019

This is about death. The bed is an elaborate or ornate coffin.

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Jim 27 April 2021

Actually, it is about living life in a way that is worthy of an earthly legacy and a judgement of heavenly grace.

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Alejo C Morales jr 13 May 2018

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Denis 27 January 2018

A computer reading this just ruins it. Hear you can here the poem in a touching context. https: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=uGeqdYTaZbs&feature=youtu.be

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* Sunprincess * 04 June 2016

.....beautiful, sometimes one must take charge ?

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Angelina Holmes 06 May 2014

Very nice poem. I love the way she uses punctuation. So beautiful.

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