And death shall have no dominion
Dead mean naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind in the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane;
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again,
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give away,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils shall run them through;
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may be a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun 'till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.