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While Not the Past Forgetting

  While not the past forgetting,
  To-day, at least, contention sunk entire—peace, brotherhood uprisen;
  For sign reciprocal our Northern, Southern hands,
  Lay on the graves of all dead soldiers, North or South,
  (Nor for the past alone—for meanings to the future,)
  Wreaths of roses and branches of palm.

 

 

Posted on 20/10/2015, in literature, poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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