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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XX. The Burial
Ye have forgotten the Exhortation
By Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)
 
  BURY thy dead, dear friend,
Between the night and day:
Where depths of summer shade are cool,
And murmurs of a summer pool
    And windy murmurs stray….        5
 
  Bury thy dead, dear love,
And make his bed most fair above:
  The latest buds shall still
Blow there, and the first violets too,
  And there a turtle-dove        10
    Shall brood and coo….
 
  Bury thy dead heart-deep:
Take patience till the sun be set:
There are no tears for him to weep,
  No doubts to haunt him yet:        15
Take comfort, he will not forget.
 
 
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