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To Life

Thomas Hardy 1840 (Stinsford) – 1928 (Dorchester, Dorset)

O life with the sad seared face,
  I weary of seeing thee,
And thy draggled cloak, and thy hobbling pace,
  And thy too-forced pleasantry!

  I know what thou would'st tell
  Of Death, Time, Destiny -
I have known it long, and know, too, well
  What it all means for me.

  But canst thou not array
  Thyself in rare disguise,
And feign like truth, for one mad day,
  That Earth is Paradise?

  I'll tune me to the mood,
  And mumm with thee till eve;
And maybe what as interlude
  I feign, I shall believe!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy, was a Scottish Minister, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and Professor of Eccesiastical History at Edinburgh University. more…

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