William Wordsworth

Cumberland / England
William Wordsworth
Cumberland / England

In Due Observance Of An Ancient Rite

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IN due observance of an ancient rite,
The rude Biscayans, when their children lie
Dead in the sinless time of infancy,
Attire the peaceful corse in vestments white;
And, in like sign of cloudless triumph bright,
They bind the unoffending creature's brows
With happy garlands of the pure white rose:
Then do a festal company unite
In choral song; and, while the uplifted cross
Of Jesus goes before, the child is borne
Uncovered to his grave: 'tis closed,--her loss
The Mother 'then' mourns, as she needs must mourn;
But soon, through Christian faith, is grief subdued;
And joy returns, to brighten fortitude.
Monday, April 5, 2010
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Every sorrow slowly forgets in human tradition and the mind wanders and finds the joy slowly. great poem.
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Konab Ghumman 03 August 2019
I love this poem feel like reading again................
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hateman3 23 May 2018
I agree with hate man
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 21 September 2017
And joy returns, to brighten fortitude Beautifully written, thanks poet.
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