Lyrics of Life (1909)/Fritz Scheel—A Tribute

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Also published in Book News Monthly (? 1907). This poem was not included in Mrs. Coates' collected Poems (1916, in 2 vols.).



He gave his life to Music,—gave—
 For love, not hire,—himself denying;
His body rests, o'erwearied, in the grave,
 But Music lives and gives him life undying.

In the deep silence, may he hear
 Such harmonies as he could wake,
And O, may some faint accents reach his ear
 From the great City's heart that sorrows for his sake!