On That Day

On that day
I shall put roses on roses, and cover your grave
With multitude of white roses: and, since you were brave,
One bright red ray.

So people, passing under
The ash-trees of the valley-road, will raise
Their eyes and look at the grave on the hill, in wonder,
Wondering mount, and put the flowers asunder:

To see whose praise
Is blazoned here so white and so bloodily red.
Then they will say: " 'Tis long since she is dead,
Who has remembered her after many days? "

And standing there
They will consider how you went your ways
Unnoticed among them, a still queen lost in the maze
Of this earthly affair.

A queen, they'll say,
Has slept unnoticed on a forgotten hill.
Sleeps on unknown, unnoticed there, until
Dawns my insurgent day.
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