O Death Rock me Asleep

The poem is written by Anne Boleyn the wife of Henry the eighth, mother of Queen Elizabeth before her execution….. her life is one of trials and she is one of the women who altered the history of the Tudors, of England and also that of Christianity.
O DEATH, ROCK ME ASLEEP

Anne Boleyn

Death, rock me asleep,
Bring me to quiet rest,
Let pass my weary guiltless ghost
Out of my careful breast.
Toll on, thou passing bell;
Ring out my doleful knell;
Let thy sound my death tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

My pains who can express?
Alas, they are so strong;
My dolour will not suffer strength
My life for to prolong.
Toll on, thou passing bell;
Ring out my doleful knell;
Let thy sound my death tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

Alone in prison strong
I wait my destiny.
Woe worth this cruel hap that I
Should taste this misery!
Toll on, thou passing bell;
Ring out my doleful knell;
Let thy sound my death tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

Farewell, my pleasures past,
Welcome, my present pain!
I feel my torments so increase
That life cannot remain.
Cease now, thou passing bell;
Rung is my doleful knell;
For the sound my death doth tell.
Death doth draw nigh;
There is no remedy.

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2 Responses

  1. Hi,

    Couldn’t comment on the last poem on Parents, I think you have not enabled it there, or some trouble with my comp…

    My Parents Poem was a lovely creation. We really do not realise how much we hurt them and how unconditionally they love and nurture us. I do hope they forgive me (and all of us) our many mistakes – some unintentional and some not so much so.

    Keep writing!
    Anuja

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  2. nope total problem with me and enabling and disabling. I am still not comfortable with this kind of stuff and keep making mistakes.

    Parents forgive everything….. infact they are the only people who love you unconditionally and forgive you unconditionally.

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