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Richard Aldington

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Friday, January 3, 2003

Goodbye!

Rating: 3.5
Come, thrust your hands in the warm earth
And feel her strength through all your veins;
Breathe her full odors, taste her mouth,
Which laughs away imagined pains;
Touch her life's womb, yet know
This substance makes your grave also.

Shrink not; your flesh is no more sweet
Than flowers which daily blow and die;
Nor are your mein and dress so neat,
Nor half so pure your lucid eye;
And, yet, by flowers and earth I swear
You're neat and pure and sweet and fair.
Richard Aldington
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COMMENTS
Susan Williams 25 July 2018
A morbid truth- - alas, poor Yorick and farewell. Dang, this was not a day to give me one more depressing thought.
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Practicing Poetess 25 July 2018
A very interesting, and unusual, poem
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Anil Kumar Panda 25 July 2018
A beauty indeed. Enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing.
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Chandan Dey 25 July 2018
Touch her life's womb, yet know This substance makes your grave also....A wonderful poem that tells us the eternal relationship between life and nature. Chandan
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Dr Antony Theodore 25 July 2018
And, yet, by flowers and earth I swear You're neat and pure and sweet and fair... strange but subime........ love accepts....tony
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Adrian Flett 25 July 2018
The soil 'This substance makes your grave also' A wonderful poem from one of the great war poets.
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Mahtab Bangalee 25 July 2018
wow excellent word of GOODBYE- Touch her life's womb... This substance makes your grave spellbound over all
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Robert Murray Smith 25 July 2018
Some sweetness is felt as we bury the dead. Not for their departure but the essence that has been life.
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Rajnish Manga 25 July 2017
Nice philosophical presentation on earth and life. Thanks. I quote: And feel her strength through all your veins; Breathe her full odors, taste her mouth,
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Pranab K Chakraborty 25 July 2017
And, yet, by flowers and earth I swear You're neat and pure and sweet and fair.............................. Yes, love has its own way of accepting. Nice write. Pranab k chakraborty
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Pranab K Chakraborty 25 July 2017
And, yet, by flowers and earth I swear You're neat and pure and sweet and fair.............................. Yes, love has its own way of accepting. Nice write. Pranab k chakraborty
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