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MURRAY COUNTY POETRY

Poems by Murray Poets and Poems About Murray County
IT IS THEN I SHALL DIE
Written by a widow living in Chatsworth in 1922
Mrs. Nannie B. Edwards


It is Then I Shall Die, by Mrs. Nannie B. Edwards. Published in The Chatsworth Times, March 1922.

When springtime appears in her beautiful robe
and the scene is a feast for the eye,
When woodlands are singing with melody sweet,
it is then, it is then, I shall die.

When summer has come with her bright golden days,
and the hours seem swiftly to fly,
When softly the breezes are floating along,
it is then, it is then, I shall die.

When autumn, drear autumn, his entrance has made,
and the hand of decay we descry,
When flowers are fading and passing away,
it is then, it is then, I shall die.

When winter is here, in his desolate form,
and the rough winds mournfully sigh,
Like a requiem sad, through the leafless boughs,
it is then, it is then, I shall die.

The Giver of life, the Creator of all,
enthroned in his kingdom on high,
Whenever He calls, it is then I shall go,
it is then, it is then, I shall die.


Note: This poem was discovered by Herman McDaniel in November 2010, in The chatsworth Times and the Murray News, March 1922. This posting in the museum collection ensures that it will be preserved for others to enjoy.

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