Life and death
To look for thee, cry for thee, sigh for thee,
Under my breath,
To clasp but a shade
Where thy head has been laid,
It is death.
To long for thee, yearn for thee, burn for thee,
Sorrow and strife,
But to have thee, to have thee,
And hold thee and fold thee,
It is life.
Submitted by John Glenn Paton [Guest Editor]
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