Barry Cornwall

(21 November 1787 – 5 October 1874 / Leeds, England)

A Petition To Time - Poem by Barry Cornwall

TOUCH us gently, Time!
Let us glide adown thy stream
Gently,—as we sometimes glide
Through a quiet dream.
Humble voyagers are We,
Husband, wife, and children three—
(One is lost,—an angel, fled
To the azure overhead.)

Touch us gently, Time!
We ’ve not proud nor soaring wings:
Our ambition, our content,
Lies in simple things.
Humble voyagers are We,
O’er Life’s dim, unsounded sea,
Seeking only some calm clime;—
Touch us gently, gentle Time!

Comments about A Petition To Time by Barry Cornwall

  • Kevin Patrick (11/29/2012 6:31:00 PM)

    A touch of beuty was this read, if only time could touch us gently and not leave the bruises down the river. (Report) Reply

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  • Ernestine Bridge (2/18/2007 11:16:00 AM)

    I enjoyed reading a Petition
    to Time, I found it touching... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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