AN EPITAPH UPON HUSBAND AND WIFE
Who died and were buried
by: Richard Crashaw (1613?-1649)
POEMS BY RICHARD CRASHAW
- O these
whom death again did wed
- This grave's the second marriage-bed.
- For though the hand of Fate could force
- 'Twixt soul and body a divorce,
- it could not sever man and wife,
- Because they both lived but one life.
- Peace, good reader, do not weep;
- Peace, the lovers are asleep.
- They, sweet turtles, folded lie
- In the last knot that love could tie.
- Let them sleep, let them sleep on,
- Till the stormy night be gone,
- And the eternal morrow dawn;
- Then the curtains will be drawn,
- And they wake into a light
- Whose day shall never die in night.