A Century of Roundels/Concord

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A Century of Roundels by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Concord

CONCORD.


Reconciled by death's mild hand, that giving
Peace gives wisdom, not more strong than mild,
Love beholds them, each without misgiving
 Reconciled.


Each on earth alike of earth reviled,
Hated, feared, derided, and forgiving,
Each alike had heaven at heart, and smiled.


Both bright names, clothed round with man's thanks-giving,
Shine, twin stars above the storm-drifts piled,
Dead and deathless, whom we saw not living
 Reconciled.