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I went to thank Her –
But She Slept –
Her Bed – a funneled Stone –
With Nosegays at the Head and Foot –
That Travellers – had thrown –

Who went to thank Her –
But She Slept –
‘Twas Short – to cross the Sea –
To look upon Her like – alive –
But turning back – ’twas slow –

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A life must never be a box
One’s holding almost thrilled,
But closed, with candies filled,
When key’s at hand to open locks.

The comfort of the well-worn path
May keep one from the new
Where lies the golden dew,
While sparing but a little wrath.

When stranger of the moment knocks
And has another’s trust,
To shake his hand’s a must,
For worlds a greeting thus unlocks. 

When we have ceased our earthly stay,
May it be widely said
And on our tombstones read
That here lies one who seized the day.


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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

 

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Mark Twain photo portrait.

Image via Wikipedia

The following is the epitaph placed on his daughter’s tomb by Mark Twain:

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here.
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.

Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, Good night.

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