Mourning

Algernon Charles Swinburne, by Robert M.B. Pax...

Algernon Charles Swinburne, by Robert M.B. Paxton (died 1927), given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1956. See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Algernon Charles Swinburne


Mourning

Alas my brother! the cry of the mourners of old
That cried on each other,
All crying aloud on the dead as the death-note rolled,
Alas my brother!

As flashes of dawn that mists from an east wind smother
With fold upon fold,
The past years gleam that linked us one with another.

Time sunders hearts as of brethren whose eyes behold
No more their mother:
But a cry sounds yet from the shrine whose fires wax cold,
Alas my brother!

Algernon Charles Swinburne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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