The Doomed — regard the Sunrise
With different Delight —
Because — when next it burns abroad
They doubt to witness it —

The Man — to die — tomorrow —
Harks for the Meadow Bird —
Because its Music stirs the Axe
That clamors for his head —

Joyful — to whom the Sunrise
Precedes Enamored — Day —
Joyful — for whom the Meadow Bird
Has ought but Elegy!

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  1. frumpo says:

    Your attitude determines how you see the world.

  2. Amy says:

    Im the 1st yeah! Loved the poem deep in sorrow 🙁

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