John McCrae

(30 November 1872 – 28 January 1918 / Guelph, Ontario)

Poems of John McCrae

1. A Song Of Comfort 12/31/2002
2. Anarchy 12/31/2002
3. Disarmament 12/31/2002
4. Equality 12/31/2002
5. Eventide 12/31/2002
6. In Due Season 12/31/2002
7. In Flanders Field 1/3/2003
8. Isandlwana 12/31/2002
9. Mine Host 12/31/2002
10. Penance 12/31/2002
11. Quebec 12/31/2002
12. Recompense 12/31/2002
13. Slumber Songs 12/31/2002
14. The Anxious Dead 12/31/2002
15. The Captain 12/31/2002
16. The Dead Master 12/31/2002
17. The Dying Of Pere Pierre 12/31/2002
18. The Harvest Of The Sea 12/31/2002
19. The Hope Of My Heart 12/31/2002
20. The Night Cometh 12/31/2002

Penance

My lover died a century ago,
Her dear heart stricken by my sland'rous breath,
Wherefore the Gods forbade that I should know
The peace of death.

Men pass my grave, and say, "'Twere well to sleep,
Like such an one, amid the uncaring dead!"
How should they know the vigils that I keep,
The tears I shed?

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