The Letter Edged in Black

Letter Edged in Black

“I bow my head in sorrow and in silence,

The sunshine of my life it all has fled;

Since the postman brought that letter yester’ morning,

Saying, ‘Come home, my boy, your dear old mother’s dead!’

Those angry words, I wish I’d never spoken,

You know I never meant them, don’t you, Jack?

May the angels bear me witness, I am asking

Your forgiveness in this letter edged in black.”

… Hattie Hicks Woodbury (Hattie Nevada), 1897

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