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Sonnet. The African Mother. A Fact (English MS 414/7)
12021-04-16T22:07:42+00:00Christopher Ohge67a4fbaba4797c94aa865988788fca89b5c3761631Jane Roscoe's 'Sonnet. The African Mother. A Fact' is a poem that opens with a short declarative sentence: 'The mother sat and wept...'.plain2021-04-16T22:07:42+00:00Ink
Jane Roscoe's 'Sonnet. The African Mother. A Fact' is a poem that illustrates in a brief and clearly expressed manner some of the basic features of the paradigm; it opens with a short declarative sentence: 'The mother sat and wept...'.
THE mother sat and wept.–– Her child was gone, But still her tears fell on another's cheek ; Her heart was crushed, but yet it did not break, Another's smile was left her to atone For that most cruel loss; that one alone Was all she had to love-and she would sit For hours, and in her arms encradle it, Pouring on its unconscious ear her moan. Again the Spoiler came.––In vain she knelt, And raised her agonizing scream in vain–– They took her last and dearest through her brain In thoughts of fire her childlessness she felt: The light of madness flashes from her eye! And loud to Heaven ascends her wild appealing cry!