John Howard Payne

(9 June 1791 – 10 April 1852 / New York City, New York)

John Howard Payne Poems

1. Home, Sweet Home 1/3/2003
2. Song's End 1/1/2004
3. Cadences 1/1/2004
4. Thorgerda 1/1/2004
5. Love's Autumn 1/1/2004
6. Sibyl 4/20/2010

Song's End

THE CHIME of a bell of gold
That flutters across the air,
The sound of a singing of old,
The end of a tale that is told,
Of a melody strange and fair,
of a joy that has grown despair:

For the things that have been for me
I shall never have them again;

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