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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XXXI. Tender Memory
‘Life knows no dead so beautiful’
By Joaquin Miller (1841–1913)
 
LIFE knows no dead so beautiful
As is the white cold coffin’d past;
This I may love nor be betray’d:
The dead are faithful to the last.
I am not spouseless—I have wed        5
A memory—a life that ’s dead.
 
 
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