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    II.   Table of Contents     IV.

Menken, Adah Isaacs
Infelicia

- INFELICIA.
- DYING.
- III.

III.


Oh! is there no strength is sorrow, or in prayers?
Is there no power in the untried wings of the soul, to
smite the brazen portals of the sun?
Must the black-sandaled foot of Night tramp out the
one star that throbs through the darkness of my waning
life?
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May not the strong arm of " I will," bring some beam
to lead me into my sweet Hope again?
Alas, too late! too late!
The power of these blood-dripping cerements sweeps
back the audacious thought to emptiness
Hungry Death will not heed the poor bird that has
tangled its bright wing through my deep-heart pulses.
Moaning and living.
Dying and loving.

    II.   Table of Contents     IV.