Verse > Anthologies > The World’s Best Poetry > Vol. III. Sorrow and Consolation
Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume III. Sorrow and Consolation.  1904.
V. Death and Bereavement
Greenwood Cemetery
Crammond Kennedy (1842–1918)
HOW calm they sleep beneath the shade
  Who once were weary of the strife,
And bent, like us, beneath the load
      Of human life!
The willow hangs with sheltering grace        5
  And benediction o’er their sod,
And Nature, hushed, assures the soul
      They rest in God.
O weary hearts, what rest is here,
  From all that curses yonder town!        10
So deep the peace, I almost long
      To lay me down.
For, oh, it will be blest to sleep,
  Nor dream, nor move, that silent night,
Till wakened in immortal strength        15
      And heavenly light!

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