Sonnet

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Title

Sonnet

Description

Poem about death and afterlife.

Date

1944-08-22

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

One page typewritten document

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SYeomanHT104405v10010

Transcription

[underlined]SONNET[/underlined]

Tell me, O Sky, that you contain
The Eventual End, the Great Hereafter - -
Is it Grace and Quietness, and Laughter,
With Lovely Thoughts, where there’s no pain?
To dream there each eternal year,
Laughing and lovely, ageless, wise,
In freedom? And do our child-eyes
Look on the Great One without fear?
And there, being no longer blind,
Shine and dance, exult unmarred
By time, and per celestially starred,
Tread formlessly, the gayest wind?

Oh! Is it a shining land, and high?
And do we all come - - - even I?

Stannington
22 Aug 44

Collection

Citation

“Sonnet,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 8, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30973.

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