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Poem--For All Who Mourn
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This poem comes from a list-server "goatlite" and was submitted by a goat girl for those of us who have lost." It was given to me by one of the nurses at work, another goat person, as something she thought would be good for the website. When I contacted the goat girl about using the poem, who wrote back telling me that "I have many friends that I know would want to visit [your site].... especially my husband and his they have lost their mother and I too [have] lost a very dear friend in her...." So to "those of us who have lost..."
For All Who Mourn
by Arthur Guiterman
That he was near to you
so many a year
But darkens you distress.
Would you he were
less worthy and less dear
That you might grieve the less?
He was a golden font
that freely poured
What goldenly endures,
And though that font be gone,
its bounty stored
and treasured,
Still is yours.
The past is deathless.
Souls are wells too deep
To spend their purest gains.
All that he gave to you
is yours to keep
While memory remains.
Who never had and lost
forlorn are they
Far more that you and I
Who had and have
Judge not the price we pay
For love that cannot die.
Last updated March 1, 1998
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