William Philpot


William Philpot Poems

1. Maritae Suae 1/4/2003

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Maritae Suae

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OF all the flowers rising now,
   Thou only saw'st the head
Of that unopen'd drop of snow
   I placed beside thy bed.

In all the blooms that blow so fast,
   Thou hast no further part,
Save those the hour I saw thee last,
   I laid above thy heart.

Two snowdrops for our boy and girl,
   A primrose blown for me,
Wreathed with one often-play'd-with curl
   From each bright head for thee.

And so I graced thee for thy grave, ...

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