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God's-Acre

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I like that ancient Saxon phrase, which calls
The burial-ground God's-Acre! It is just;
It consecrates each grave within its walls,
And breathes a benison o'er the sleeping dust.

God's-Acre! Yes, that blessed name imparts
Comfort to those, who in the grave have sown
The seed that they had garnered in their hearts,
Their bread of life, alas! no more their own.

Into its furrows shall we all be cast,
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David S 01 April 2020

Lovely poem, but one spelling mistake = ploughahare, ought to be ploughshare

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Walterrean Salley 25 November 2016

(God's-Acre by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.) **A sacred tribute in kind to the deceased, their burial grounds, and their bright hope.

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