Songs From “death’s Jest-Book” Ii - Dirge Poem by Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Songs From “death’s Jest-Book” Ii - Dirge

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IF thou wilt ease thine heart
Of love and all its smart,
Then sleep, dear, sleep;
And not a sorrow
Hang any tear on your eye-lashes;
Lie still and deep,
Sad soul, until the sea-wave washes
The rim o’ the sun to-morrow,
In eastern sky.

But wilt thou cure thine heart
Of love and all its smart,
Then die, dear, die;
’T is deeper, sweeter,
Than on a rose bank to lie dreaming
With folded eye;
And then alone, amid the beaming
Of love’s stars, thou ’lt meet her
In eastern sky.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 14 March 2017

But wilt thou cure thine heart Of love and all its smart, Then die, dear, die; ’T is deeper, sweeter, A poem sweet and smart of love's deep shades.

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Tom Allport 14 March 2017

a lovely poem of such feelings?

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Edward Kofi Louis 14 March 2017

Thine heart! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 March 2017

The rim of the sun tomorrow.... thanks for sharing...

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Muzahidul Reza 14 March 2018

Lie still and deep, well penned

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Dawn til dusk night to day a love that lasts forever..beautiful..

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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 March 2018

Such a lovely write by Thomas Lovell Beddoes??????

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Ratnakar Mandlik 14 March 2017

A beautifully conceived thought provoking and meaningful poem.

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Upendra Upm 14 March 2017

Easing or curing of thy heart, of love.Choice is yours..

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