In Memoriam A.H.H.
on my bed the moonlight falls,
I know that in thy place of rest
By that broad water of the west,
comes a glory on the walls:
marble bright in dark appears,
As slowly steals a silver flame
Along the letters of thy name,
o’er the number of thy years.
mystic glory swims away;
From off my bed the moonlight dies;
And closing eaves of wearied eyes
sleep till dusk is dipt in gray:
then I know the mist is drawn
A lucid veil from coast to coast,
And in the dark church like a ghost
tablet glimmers to the dawn.
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