Let down the Bars, Oh Death —
The tired Flocks come in
Whose bleating ceases to repeat
Whose wandering is done —

Thine is the stillest night
Thine the securest Fold
Too near Thou art for seeking Thee
Too tender, to be told.

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3 Comments

  1. A. Shippee says:

    It should read “O Death”, right? It’s a vocative. Have you manuscript evidence for this reading?

  2. David Sugich says:

    According to her biography this must have been written sometime in the 1880’s.. In 1955 it was compiled in its original form.

  3. David Sugich says:

    According to her biography this must have been written sometime in the 1880’s.. In 1955 it was compiled in its original form.

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