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Thomas Hood Poem
The Forsaken
 by Thomas Hood

The dead are in their silent graves,
And the dew is cold above,
And the living weep and sigh,
Over dust that once was love.
Once I only wept the dead,
But now the living cause my pain:
How couldst thou steal me from my tears,
To leave me to my tears again?
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  • 10/17/1711 - Jupiter Hammon - American poet (d. 1806)

Deaths on this day in history

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  • 10/17/1973 - Ingeborg Bachmann - Austrian author and poet (b. 1926)
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