The Debt Unpayable

What have I given,
Bold sailor on the sea?
In earth or heaven,
That you should die for me?

What can I give,
O soldier, leal and brave,
Long as I live,
To pay the life you gave?

What tithe or part
Can I return to thee,
O stricken heart,
That thou shouldst break for me?

The wind of Death
For you has slain life's flowers,
It withereth
(God grant) all weeds in ours.

by Francis William Bourdillon

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Nice and interesting poem on rhymes.
Nice and interesting poem on rhymes.
An amusing poem which can be recited so easily and seems fantastic.
I really liked this poem a lot. Easy to read and imagine...
a beautiful poem and different kind of imagination..
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