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Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922)


              1I chose the place where I would rest
              2When death should come to claim me,
              3With the red-rose roots to wrap my breast
              4And a quiet stone to name me.

              5But I am laid on a northern steep
              6With the roaring tides below me,
              7And only the frosts to bind my sleep,
              8And only the winds to know me.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Marjorie L. C. Pickthall, Little Songs: A Book of Poems (Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1925): 35. PS 8531 I35L53 Robarts Library.
First publication date: 1925
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/4/10

Rhyme: abab

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