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O Lovely Head (Author: Pádraic H. Pearse)


  1. 1] O lovely head of the woman that I loved,
    2] In the middle of the night I remember thee;
    3] But reality returns with the sun's whitening,
    4] Alas, that the slender worm gnaws thee to-night.
  2. 5] Beloved voice, that wast low and beautiful,
    6] Is it true that I heard thee in my slumbers!
    7] Or is the knowledge true that tortures me?
    8] My grief, the tomb hath no sound or voice?