Untitled poem on dying

A beautiful, uplifting funeral poem by Anna Lætitia Barbauld about being thankful for life and finding peace after death.

Untitled poem on dying

Life! I know not what thou art,

But know that thou and I must part;

And when, or how, or where we met

I own to me's a secret yet.


Life! we've been long together

Through pleasant and through cloudy weather;

'Tis hard to part when friends are dear

Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear;


Then steal away, give little warning,

Choose thine own time;

Say not Good Night, but in some brighter clime

Bid me Good Morning.


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