Adelaide Crapsey


Chimes - Poem by Adelaide Crapsey

(1)

The rose new-opening saith,
And the dew of the morning saith,
(Fallen leaves and vanished dew)
Remember death.
Ding dong bell
Ding dong bell

(2)

May-moon thin and young
In the sky,
Ere you wax and wane
I shall die;
So my faltering breath,
So my tired heart saith,
That foretell me death.
Ding-dong
Ding-dong
Ding-dong ding-dong bell

(3)

'Thy gold hair likes me well
And thy blue eyes,' he saith,
Who chooses where he will
And none may hinder - Death.
At head and feet for candles
Roses burning red,
The valley lilies tolling
For the early dead:
Ding-dong ding-dong
Ding-dong ding-dong
Ding-dong ding-dong bell
Ding-dong bell


Comments about Chimes by Adelaide Crapsey

  • Anil Kumar Panda (2/24/2017 11:06:00 AM)


    Such a creepy write about the inevitability of death.
    'Thy gold hair likes me well
    And thy blue eyes, ' he saith,
    Who chooses where he will
    And none may hinder - Death.
    At head and feet for candles
    Roses burning red,
    is really very nice. Congrats.
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  • (2/24/2017 10:55:00 AM)


    Ding dong ding dong
    Ding dong bell.
    Fantastic write.
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  • Tom Allport (2/24/2017 3:13:00 AM)


    a poem of examples of how things die? including oneself. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/24/2017 12:42:00 AM)


    Ding-dong bell! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (2/24/2017 12:39:00 AM)


    Ding-dong ding-dong bell
    Ding-dong bell

    Nicely expressed with sweet lovely rhyme
    An outburst of musical enchantment
    Flowing through the whole poem.

    Sylva
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/24/2017 12:36:00 AM)


    Roses burning red.... thanks for sharing... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 19, 2010



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