Thomas Hardy - Sapphic Fragment

“Thou shalt be–Nothing.”–Omar Khayyam.
“Tombless, with no remembrance.”–W. Shakespeare.

Dead shalt thou lie; and nought
Be told of thee or thought,
For thou hast plucked not of the Muses’ tree:
And even in Hades’ halls
Amidst thy fellow-thralls
No friendly shade thy shade shall company!

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