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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume III. Sorrow and Consolation.  1904.
 
V. Death and Bereavement
“She died in beauty”
Charles Doyne Sillery (1807–1837)
 
SHE died in beauty,—like a rose
  Blown from its parent stem;
She died in beauty,—like a pearl
  Dropped from some diadem.
 
She died in beauty,—like a lay        5
  Along a moonlit lake;
She died in beauty,—like the song
  Of birds amid the brake.
 
She died in beauty,—like the snow
  On flowers dissolved away;        10
She died in beauty,—like a star
  Lost on the brow of day.
 
She lives in glory,—like night’s gems
  Set round the silver moon;
She lives in glory,—like the sun        15
  Amid the blue of June.
 
 
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