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The Death Bed

Thomas Hood 1799 (London) – 1845 (London)



We watch'd her breathing thro' the night,
Her breathing soft and low,
As in her breast the wave of life
Kept heaving to and fro.

But when the morn came dim and sad
And chill with early showers,
Her queit eyelids closed - she had
Another morn than ours.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Scheme XAXA BCBC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 253
Words 51
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

Thomas Hood

Thomas Hood was a British humorist and poet. His son, Tom Hood, became a well known playwright and editor. more…

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