Friday, February 10, 2017

MEMORY, a poem

IF it be true, as some aver,
     With wisdom naught endears,
That portioned to each human lot
     Are fewer smiles than tears,—

Then, merciful Mnemosyne,
     How great to thee our debt,
That we remember all our joys,
     Our sufferings forget!
"Memory" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in Mine and Thine (1904) and Poems (1916) Volume I.

Mnemosyne (1875-81)
by Dante Gabriel Rosetti
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