God's Acre

’NEATH the spiring of spruces
 Above the blue sea,
Lo, a field of white crosses,
 A garden of grief!
—And a riot of roses,
 Of red and white roses,
Rich Death! all in blossom,
 Fair Loss! all in leaf.
Aye, their warm cherub-cheeks
 To cold marble they press;
With sweet summer-kisses
 Dead names they caress;
Yon tomb, see, all garlands,
 All roses this cross!
—So breathe, my lamenting!
 So bloom, O my loss!

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Blanche Edith Baughan

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