Treasure Island

Henry Francis Lyte

(1 June 1793 - 20 November 1847 / Scotland)

A Lost Love


I meet thy pensive, moonlight face;
Thy thrilling voice I hear;
And former hours and scenes retrace,
Too fleeting, and too dear!

Then sighs and tears flow fast and free,
Though none is nigh to share;
And life has nought beside for me
So sweet as this despair.

There are crush'd hearts that will not break;
And mine, methinks, is one;
Or thus I should not weep and wake,
And thou to slumber gone.

I little thought it thus could be
In days more sad and fair
That earth could have a place for me,
And thou no longer there.

Yet death cannot our hearts divide,
Or make thee less my own:
Twere sweeter sleeping at thy side
Than watching here alone.

Yet never, never can we part,
While Memory holds her reign:
Thine, thine is still this wither'd heart,
Till we shall meet again.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: despair, memory, sad, alone, death, lost, heart, life, sleep

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Lost Love by Henry Francis Lyte )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Life, samuel sannoh
  2. Blind, Blind, Naveed Khalid
  3. A ripple's life, Pradip Chattopadhyay
  4. What is this world of ours ماهذا العالم .., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  5. Sinners الاثمون, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  6. Touch-me-not, Naveed Khalid
  7. The Sword and the Plowshare, John F. McCullagh
  8. On the road a Recovery Poem, jeff newnham
  9. Sinners, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  10. An Image Of An Old House, Yohan Confectioner

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Randall Jarrell

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]