Robert Browning
London / England
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Earth's Immortalities

Rating: 2.8
FAME.

See, as the prettiest graves will do in time,
Our poet's wants the freshness of its prime;
Spite of the sexton's browsing horse, the sods
Have struggled through its binding osier rods;
Headstone and half-sunk footstone lean awry,
Wanting the brick-work promised by-and-by;
How the minute grey lichens, plate o'er plate,
Have softened down the crisp-cut name and date!
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Susan Williams 11 January 2016
Earth and mortal man change- they and their accomplishments do not survive forever, they fade and decay- only God and heaven are eternal and unchanging
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