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Dante Gabriel Rossetti Poem
A Prayer
 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

LADY, in thy proud eyes
There is a weary look,
As if the spirit we know through them
Were daunted with rebuke
To think that the heart of man henceforth
Is read like a read book.
Lady, in thy lifted face
The solitude is sore;
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Births on this day in history

  • 05/16/1929 - Adrienne Rich - American poet
  • 05/16/1910 - Olga Bergholz - Russian poet and author (d. 1975)
  • 05/16/1898 - Desanka Maksimović - Serbian poet and academic (d. 1993)
  • 05/16/1819 - Johann Voldemar Jannsen - Estonian journalist and poet (d. 1890)
  • 05/16/1788 - Friedrich Rückert - German poet and translator (d. 1866)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 05/16/1989 - Leila Kasra - Iranian poet and songwriter (b. 1939)
  • 05/16/1890 - Mihkel Veske - Estonian poet