Treasure Island

Sir Walter Raleigh

(1552 - 1618 / Devon / England)

Farewell to the Court


Like truthless dreams, so are my joys expir'd,
And past return are all my dandled days;
My love misled, and fancy quite retir'd--
Of all which pass'd the sorrow only stays.

My lost delights, now clean from sight of land,
Have left me all alone in unknown ways;
My mind to woe, my life in fortune's hand--
Of all which pass'd the sorrow only stays.

As in a country strange, without companion,
I only wail the wrong of death's delays,
Whose sweet spring spent, whose summer well-nigh done--
Of all which pass'd only the sorrow stays.

Whom care forewarns, ere age and winter cold,
To haste me hence to find my fortune's fold.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

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

What do you think this poem is about?



Read poems about / on: sorrow, winter, summer, spring, lost, alone, death, farewell, joy, dream

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 (Farewell to the Court by Sir Walter Raleigh )

Enter the verification code :

  • Saad Saad (12/23/2006 10:21:00 AM)

    no comment for me but i want your helping plz help me and send to me comment saad saad (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Seven Seas, Yohan Confectioner
  2. The Eternal Moment, Yohan Confectioner
  3. Drinks, Yohan Confectioner
  4. Adolescence, Yohan Confectioner
  5. Stillness, Yohan Confectioner
  6. Time In History, George Egba
  7. Jadavpur University Campus, The Coffee H.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. Nature To You, Yohan Confectioner
  9. Dreams Come, Yohan Confectioner
  10. ZZ Bomb Abroad. Spank At Home, Saiom Shriver

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Must follow his trace, and all his wittes dress,
Virtue to love, and vices for to flee;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]