15 May 2009

Death Stands Above Me, Whispering Low -- Walter Savage Landor

[1775–1864, English]

Death stands above me, whispering low
I know not what into my ear:
Of his strange language all I know
Is, there is not a word of fear.

Source: Eliot, CW (ed.), 2001, English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald, vol. XLI, The Harvard Classics, New York, PF Collier & Son.

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