I Shall not Care

Original Text: 
Rivers to the Sea (New York: Macmillan, 1915). PS 3539 .E15R5 1915 Victoria College Library
1When I am dead and over me bright April
2    Shakes out her rain-drenched hair,
3Tho' you should lean above me broken-hearted,
4    I shall not care.
5I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful
6    When rain bends down the bough,
7And I shall be more silent and cold-hearted
8    Than you are now.
Publication Start Year: 
1915
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2004
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