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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
Time Flies.
II. “Laughing Life Cries at the Feast”
By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
March 3

LAUGHING Life cries at the feast,—
Craving Death cries at the door,—
“Fish, or fowl or fatted beast?”—
“Come with me, thy feast is o’er.”—
“Wreathe the violets”—“Watch them fade.”—        5
“I am sunlight.”—“I am shade:
I am the sun-burying west.”—
“I am pleasure.”—“I am rest:
Come with me, for I am best.”

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