A Rhyme of Death's Inn

Lizette Woodworth Reese 1856 (Waverly) – 1935



A rhyme of good Death's inn!
   My love came to that door;
And she had need of many things,
   The way had been so sore.

My love she lifted up her head,
   "And is there room?" said she;
"There was no room in Bethlehem's inn
   For Christ who died for me."

But said the keeper of the inn,
   "His name is on the door."
My love then straightway entered there:
   She hath come back no more.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 25, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXB XCAC ABXB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 397
Words 81
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

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