Sighless - definition of sighless by The Free Dictionary
without uttering a sigh
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Yet at this moment the speaker immediately features her humanity in contrast to their "blessedness" by demonstrating--in the passage I chose for this article's epigraph--self-conscious anxiety at her "counterfeit[ing] of "seraphic language," her speaking from a mortal body ("[f]rom mouth so used to sighs, so soon to lie / Sighless
Instead of Hemans' address to the dead--"I stood beside thy lowly grave"--or Landon's address to the world in the dead poet's voice--"Bring flowers to crown the cup and lute"--Barrett addresses the elegist: Thou bay-crown'd living one--who o'er The bay-crown'd dead art bowing, And o'er the shadeless, moveless brow Thy human shadow throwing; And o'er the sighless
, songless lips The wall and music wedding-- Dropping o'er the tranquil eyes Tears not of their shedding.