My brother lies in the cold earth

My brother lies in the cold earth
By Whittaker Chambers
Some time after September 26, 1926

My brother 1 lies in the cold earth,
A cold rain is overhead.
My brother lies in the cold earth,
A sheet o f ice is over his head.
The cold earth holds him round;
A sheet of ice is over his face.
My brother has no more
The cold rain to face. 2

Notes:

  1. Richard Godfrey Chambers (1903-1926), younger brother of Whittaker Chambers
  2. Whittaker Chambers, Witness (New York: Random House, 1952), p. 90
 

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