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Andrew Barratt Male, 67, United Kingdom (6/10/2013 2:12:00 AM)

Does anyone know who wrote the poem that starts:

If death should say I offer you a robe of earth, a crown of dew
Communion with the roots of things, and knowledge of the blossomings..." ?

or can anyone complete the poem?

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  • Freshman - 2nd Stage Laura Burns (6/11/2013 11:15:00 AM) Post reply

    If Death should say: 'I offer you
    A robe of earth, a crown of dew,
    Communion with the root of things
    And the knowledge of the blossomings
    Of rose or weed or meadow rue, '
    I think that I should go content
    To his enormous tenement.
    But Death says this: It's time to go,
    I offer you the dark, the flow
    Of silence, and imprisonment
    In endless time. Forget the rose,
    And every other thing that grows,
    And every sound and every sight;
    Come with me into the night.'
    And I must follow, as he knows

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