William Shakespeare
Warwickshire
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Dirge

Rating: 3.3
COME away, come away, death,
   And in sad cypres let me be laid;
Fly away, fly away, breath;
   I am slain by a fair cruel maid.
My shroud of white, stuck all with yew,
   O prepare it!
My part of death, no one so true
   Did share it.

Not a flower, not a flower sweet,
   On my black coffin let there be strown;
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Sylvia Frances Chan 17 August 2019
it sounds so odd when creating own lamenting, while the person in question is still alive. But a good poem on the theme of Dirge. CONGRATULATIONS as Classic Poem Of The Day on last 4 August 2019.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 04 August 2019
Not a flower, not a flower sweet, On my black coffin let there be strown; Not a friend, not a friend greet My poor corse, where my bones shall be thrown: .....touching expression. This is really a beautiful poem composed by William Shakespeare.
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Ojok Isaac 04 August 2019
My part of death, no one so true Did share it. Actually we always suffer this pain alone Though our loved ones try accompany us But they don't take a share of death Which we meet
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Savita Tyagi 04 August 2019
Lovely tribute to all the days when one feels like that! Emotions of a depressing moment expressed with much enchantment. Beautiful!
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Mahtab Bangalee 04 August 2019
wow what a great dirge this is! //// great and great dirge
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Adeeb Alfateh 04 August 2019
Lay me, O, where Sad true lover never find my grave To weep there! superb and fantastic writings great 10++++++++++++
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Ratnakar Mandlik 04 August 2019
" Fly away, fly away breath' I am slain by a fair, cruel maid" Stunning conceptualization of death immortalized by the greatest craftsman of words.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 04 August 2019
An exceptional poem penned by Shakespeare....
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Ramesh T A 04 August 2019
What a homage paid to the departed lover by the Master Poet Shakespeare! Thanks for sharing it here!
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Aniruddha Pathak 04 August 2019
What a lovely Dirge on Death! What can you say more for Shakespeare?
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