|Potted Flowers with Books IV|
My life closed twice before its close
My life closed twice before its close -
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me
So huge, so hopeless to conceive
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.
(10th December 1830 - 15th May 1886)