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"I Have a Rendezvous with Death" by John McCraw [poem]
			
				n.d.

"I Have A Rendezvous With Death."

	John McCrae.

I have a rendezvous with Death
At some disputed barricade,
When Spring comes round with rustling shade
And apple blossoms fill the air,
I have a rendezvous with Death
When Spring brings back blue days and fair.

God knows 'twere better to be deep
Pillowed in silk and scented down,
Where love throbs out in blissful sleep,
Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath,
Where hushed awakenings are dear,
But I've a rendezvous with Death
At midnight in some flaming town,
When Spring trips north against this year,
And I to my pledged word am true,
I shall not fail that rendezvous.

			
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"I Have a Rendezvous with Death" by John McCraw [poem]


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