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Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922)

Finis


              1Give me a few more hours to pass
              2With the mellow flower of the elm-bough falling,
              3And then no more than the lonely grass
              4And the birds calling.

              5Give me a few more days to keep
              6With a little love and a little sorrow,
              7And then the dawn in the skies of sleep
              8And a clear to-morrow.

              9Give me a few more years to fill
            10With a little work and a little lending,
            11And then the night on a starry hill
            12And the road's ending.


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): 87. PS 8531 I35L53 Robarts Library.
First publication date: December 1919
Publication date note: Canadian (Dec. 1919).
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 1998.
Recent editing: 2:2002/4/10

Rhyme: abab


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