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We stand about this place we the memories

We stand about this place we the memories
And shade our eyes because we dread to read
"June 17th 1884 aged 21 years and 3 days."
And all things are changed.
And we we the memories stand here for ourselves alone
For no eye marks us or would know why we are here.
Your husband is dead your sister lives far away
Your father is bent with age
He has forgotten you he scarcely leaves the house
Any more.
No one remembers your exquisite face
Your lyric voice!
How you sang even on the morning you were stricken
With piercing sweetness with thrilling sorrow
Before the advent of the child which died with you.
It is all forgotten save by us the memories
Who are forgotten by the world.
All is changed save the river and the hill
Even they are changed.
Only the burning sun and the quiet stars are the same.
And we we the memories stand here in awe
Our eyes closed with the weariness of tears
In immeasurable weariness!.

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