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Poem Title:  Sleep Peacefully

Poem Category:  General Poems

Poet:  Alfonsina Storni

Poet Biography: 
Alfonsina Storni 1892-1938 was an Argentinian born poet whose personal life tragedy is reflected in her later poems



Poem: 
You said the word that enamors
My hearing. You already forgot. Good.
Sleep peacefully. Your face should
Be serene and beautiful at all hours.

When the seductive mouth enchants
It should be fresh, your speech pleasant;
For your office as lover it's not good
That many tears come from your face.

More glorious destinies reclaim you
That were brought, between the black wells
Of the dark circles beneath your eyes,
the seer in pain.

The bottom, summit of the beautiful victims!
The foolish spade of some barbarous king
Did more harm to the world and your statue.

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