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May 27, 2015 / CB

Wednesday’s Written Word

"Ervik Graveyard Midnight" by Gunnvor Karita, via Flickr

“Ervik Graveyard Midnight” by Gunnvor Karita, via Flickr

“For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn,
Or busy housewife ply her evening care:
No children run to lisp their sire’s return,
Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.
Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield,
Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke;
How jocund did they drive their team afield!
How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke!
Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile,
The short and simple annals of the poor.
The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,
And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave,
Awaits alike the inevitable hour.
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.”
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  1. jacobemet / May 27 2015 11:33 am

    Reblogged this on JacobEmet.

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