John Kenyon

(1784-1856 / Jamaica)

Epitaph For A Roman Catholic Churchyard - Poem by John Kenyon

Weary centinel of earth,
Grief's companion from my birth,
Doomed no more to watch and weep,
Now I sleep the dreamless sleep
In this calmly shrouding cell;
But what the waking—who may tell!
In that fated hour of fear,
Mary! Mother! be thou here.
Fear to sooth and hope to shed,
Bend thee o'er this earthy bed;
And let my waking view thee mild
As mother o'er her wakening child.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Epitaph For A Roman Catholic Churchyard by John Kenyon

There is no comment submitted by members..

Robert Frost

Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

[Report Error]