I stood Among them, but not of them; in a shroud Of thoughts which were not their thoughts.
The knell, the shroud, the mattock, and the grave, The deep damp vault, the darkness and the worm.Edward Young
And let their liquid siftings fall To stain the stiff dishonoured shroud.1919 'Sweeney among the Nightingales'.
Who ever comes to shroud me, do not harm Nor question much That subtle wreth of hair, which crowns my arm; The mystery, the sign you must not touch, For 'tis my outward soul, Viceroy to that, which then to heaven being gone, Will leave this to control, And keep these limbs, her provinces, from dissolution.john donne
O! lady, we receive but what we give, And in our life alone doth nature live; Ours is her wedding-garment, ours her shroud!Samuel Taylor Coleridge
And thy deep eyes, amid the gloom, Shine like jewels in a shroud.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet nor in shroud we wound him; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest With his martial cloak around him.charles wolfe
Of threads of palm was the carpet spun Whereon he kneels when the day is done, And the foreheads of Islam are bowed as one! To him the palm is a gift divine, Wherein all uses of man combine, House and raiment and food and wine! And, in the hour of his great release, His need of the palms shall only cease With the shroud wherein he lieth in peace. "Allah il Allah!" he sings his psalm, On the Indian Sea, by the isles of balm; "Thanks to Allah, who gives the palm!"john greenleaf whittier
Though outwardly a gloomy shroud, The inner half of every cloud Is bright and shining: I therefore turn my clouds about And always wear them inside out To show the lining.Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler (Mrs. A. L. Felton), Wisdom of Folly.
Bursts as a wave that from the clouds impends, And swell'd with tempests on the ship descends; White are the decks with foam; the winds aloud Howl o'er the masts, and sing through every shroud: Pale, trembling, tir'd, the sailors freeze with fears; And instant death on every wave appears.Homer, The Iliad, Book XV, line 752. Pope's translation.
Seven cities warr'd for Homer being dead, Who living had no roofe to shroud his head.thomas heywood
Seven cities warred for Homer, being dead, Who, living, had no roof to shroud his head.Thomas Heywood, in The Hierarchy of the Blessed Angels, 1635.
I stood Among them, but not of them: in a shroud Of thoughts which were not their thoughts.lord byron
Death and pain dominate this world, for though many are cured, they leave still weak, still tremulous, still knowing mortality has whispered to them; have seen in the folding of white bedspreads according to rule the starched pleats of a shroud.Denise Levertov
When the sad sun sinks, It shall pierce through the body of wax till it shrinks! No sunset, but the red awakening Of the last day concluding everything Struggles so sadly that time disappears, The redness of apocalypse, whose tears Fall on the child, exiled to her own proud Heart, as the swan makes its plumage a shroud For its eyes, the old swan, and is carried away From the plumage of grief to the eternal highway Of its hopes, where it looks on the diamonds divine Of a moribund star, which never more shall shine!stéphane mallarmé
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