Helen Hoyt

(1887-1972 / United States)

Since I Have Felt The Sense Of Death


Since I have felt the sense of death,
Since I have borne its dread, its fear—
Oh, how my life has grown more dear
Since I have felt the sense of death!
Sorrows are good, and cares are small,
Since I have known the loss of all.

Since I have felt the sense of death,
And death forever at my side—
Oh, how the world has opened wide
Since I have felt the sense of death!
My hours are jewels that I spend,
For I have seen the hours end.

Since I have felt the sense of death,
Since I have looked on that black night—
My inmost brain is fierce with light
Since I have felt the sense of death.
O dark, that made my eyes to see!
O death, that gave my life to me!

Submitted: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Listen to this poem:

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Since I Have Felt The Sense Of Death by Helen Hoyt )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Seconds In Prison, Naveed Akram
  2. The Light Brigade Charge, John F. McCullagh
  3. Farewell Forever, Sacha Hayes O'Grady
  4. Orphans, Nassy Fesharaki
  5. An Atheist on Sunday, Donal Mahoney
  6. Remember me, micheal john
  7. For God and Country, John F. McCullagh
  8. Smoking is Injurious to Health, Aftab Alam
  9. While crying, let me smile, gajanan mishra
  10. Butterfly's Flight, Steve Kittell

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Stars, Joyce Kilmer
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]