Charles Dickens

(7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870 / Landport, Portsea)

Gabriel's Grub Song - Poem by Charles Dickens

Brave lodgings for one, brave lodgings for one,
A few feet of cold earth, when life is done;
A stone at the head, a stone at the feet;
A rich, juicy meal for the worms to eat;
Rank grass overhead, and damp clay around,
Brave lodging for one, these, in holy ground!

Comments about Gabriel's Grub Song by Charles Dickens

  • Seamus O' Brian (12/2/2016 2:25:00 PM)

    Love it! I think most of us tinker about with graveyard and cemetery pieces; this one is brief and potent, tongue in cheek, with a barb on the quill. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 4, 2010

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