A Song of Living By Amelia Josephine Burr

Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die.
I have sent up my gladness on wings,
to be lost in the blue of the sky.
I have run and leaped with the rain,
I have taken the wind to my breast.
My cheek like a drowsy child
to the face of the earth I have pressed.
Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die.

I have kissed young Love on the lips,
I have heard his song to the end.
I have struck my hand like a seal
in the loyal hand of a friend.
I have known the peace of heaven,
the comfort of work done well.
I have longed for death in the darkness
and risen alive out of hell.
Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die.

I give a share of my soul
to the world where my course is run.
I know that another shall finish
the task I must leave undone.
I know that no flower, no flint
was in vain on the path I trod.
As one looks on a face through a window,
through life I have looked on God.
Because I have loved life,
I shall have no sorrow to die.

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About Author Annette J Dunlea Irish Writer

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