by Adelaide Crapsey (1878 - 1914)

The Lonely Death
Language: English 
In the cold I will rise, I will bathe
In waters of ice; myself
Will shiver, and shrive myself,
Alone in the dawn, and anoint
Forehead and feet and hands'
I will shutter the windows from light,
I will place in their sockets the four
Tall candles and set them a-flame
In the grey of the dawn; and myself
Will lay myself straight in my bed
And draw the sheet under my chin.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-06-03
Line count: 11
Word count: 73