Lay for the Day 4th
The Scottish poet Robert Blair died on this day in 1746. His most famous
composition, The Grave, a long poem in blank verse, was later illustrated
with a series of engravings by William Blake.
makes no difference in the grave.
Who goes calling
will find them always in,
need have no fear of waking them.
Cedar, oak and yew
inch their great shade over them.
Bend nearer then
the matted green, and call
where all are equally at home.
Early or late,
in the grave they are always waiting,
to be spoken to and listen.
Their green door will always let you in.
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