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2019.12.09 11:17

Suttee by Sarojini Naidu.

LAMP of my life, the lips of Death


Hath blown thee out with their sudden breath;
Naught shall revive thy vanished spark . . .
Love, must I dwell in the living dark?

Tree of my life, Death's cruel foot
Hath crushed thee down to thy hidden root;
Nought shall restore thy glory fled . . .
Shall the blossom live when the tree is dead?

Life of my life, Death's bitter sword
Hath severed us like a broken word,
Rent us in twain who are but one . .
Shall the flesh survive when the soul is gone?
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  • 朵朵Delphine 2019.12.09 11:27

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    I like this picture
  • Shamus 2019.12.09 11:28

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    This very beautiful poem is about a lover reflecting on their life now that the person they love has died. The first section says the person was a lamp in their life and death has blown them out like a candle and now they are living in darkness. The second section says the person was like a tree but death has killed even the root. Nothing can restore it and there can be no beautiful flowers to blossom if the tree is dead. The third section is also powerful and says that it was like they were one person together, sharing one soul and now death has cut them in half. How can the flesh survive when the soul is gone? 💔
  • ff 2019.12.09 11:29

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    我喜欢你的声音
  • maha 2019.12.09 11:53

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    What does thee mean?
  • maha 2019.12.09 11:56

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    I have almost 5 poems is it okay if u explain them☺️?
  • melodycat 2019.12.09 14:10

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    😢

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