Alfred Edward Housman

(26 March 1859 – 30 April 1936 / Worcestershire)

If Truth in Hearts That Perish


If truth in hearts that perish
Could move the powers on high,
I think the love I bear you
Should make you not to die.

Sure, sure, if stedfast meaning,
If single thought could save,
The world might end to-morrow,
You should not see the grave.

This long and sure-set liking,
This boundless will to please,
--Oh, you should live for ever,
If there were help in these.

But now, since all is idle,
To this lost heart be kind,
Ere to a town you journey
Where friends are ill to find.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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: journey, truth, lost, world, heart, love, power, friend

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 (If Truth in Hearts That Perish by Alfred Edward Housman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Suicide, Hans Raj Sharma
  2. Walls that never spoke before, Cee Bea
  3. Deep Purple II, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. Prayers!, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. I met a gentle lady, Cee Bea
  6. Made Openly, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. Story telling, Nassy Fesharaki
  8. affection and attraction, maharshi trivedi
  9. Alankar(Decor) -202, Indira Renganathan
  10. Embossed!, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

I

Our life is twofold; Sleep hath its own world,
A boundary between the things misnamed
Death and existence: Sleep hath its own world,
And a wide realm of wild reality,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet May Swenson

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. The British, Benjamin Zephaniah
  5. handles bermuda, rwetewrt erwtwer
  6. November, Thomas Hood
  7. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. A Thing of Beauty (Endymion), John Keats
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]