Art Thou A Seed - Poem by James McLain
Proud death is not art thou a seed,
although some called thee Puissant and dreadful,
for, saith he moved a thousand steps, yet I sleepe.
For, those, which hide lost think' the street,
inversion of most the thousands, do not lie,
the death of 'Penny was poore,
nor however me each one off of setting
with thee I died a thousand measured against; can't.
Rest and sleepe,
which but thy bee my bed of images,
Much of thy pleasure, then of thee, much more must run,
and soonest our best men with thee gone of floor with thee,
Reste upon tired their bones,
and delivery the drunk ones.
Slave thou art of many thousands thus with thee destiny,
the chance, kings dance,
and men despaired,
and dost thou with thy poison, her wear,
and barter each angle of saturation well/sickness,
And the poppie,
or the charms can make us the sleepe please all as well,
And improve thy stroke then; why swell'
lay out the thousands in rows of street then?
A sleepe runs beyond that, small my wake sleep eternally,
And death will not be more nor less kind;
my death, shalt of past thousands to come hear it die.
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