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A Farewell - Poem by Alfred Austin
Good-bye, old year, good-bye!
Gentle you were to many as to me,
And so we, meditating, sigh,
Since what hath been will be,
That you must die.
Hark! In the crumbling grey church tower,
Tolls the recording bell
The deeply-sounding solemnising knell
For your last hour.
How quietly you die!
No canonisëd Saint
E'er put life by
With less of struggle or complaint.
You seem to feel nor grief nor pain,
No retrospection vain,
As if, departing, you would have us know
It is not hard to go,
Since pang is none, but only peace, in Death,
And Life it is that suffereth.
Closer and clearer comes the last slow knell,
And on my lip for you awaits
That final formula of Fate's,
The low, lamenting, lingering word, Farewell!
For you the curved-backed sexton need not stir
The mould, for there is nothing to inter,
No worn integument to doff,
No bodily corruption to put off;
Begotten of the earth and sun,
And ending spirit-wise as you begun,
You pass, a mere memento of the mind,
Leaving no lees behind.
Hark! What is that we hear?
A quick-jerked, jocund peal,
Making the fretted church tower reel,
Telling the wakeful of a young New Year,
Young, but of lusty birth,
To face the masked vicissitudes of earth.
Let us, then, look not back,
Though smooth and partial was the track
Of the receding Past,
But through the vista vast
Of unknown Future wend intrepid way,
Framed to contend and cope
With perils new by vanished yesterday,
Whose last bequests to Man are Love, and
Faith, and Hope.
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Poems About Farewell
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- 52. Farewell To Ravelrig , James Thomson
- 53. Adieu, Farewell Earth's Bliss , Thomas Nashe
- 54. Farewell To The Muse , George Gordon Byron
- 55. A Farewell To Youth , Alfred Austin
- 56. A Last Farewell , Alison Cassidy
- 57. A Farewell , Dr subhendu kar
- 58. Farewell, Life! My Senses Swim , Thomas Hood
- 59. Farewell To Malta , George Gordon Byron
- 60. Farewell Frost, Or Welcome Spring , Robert Herrick
- 61. Farewell , Alfred Austin
- 62. Farewell To The Muse , Sir Walter Scott
- 63. Fragment Of A Sonnet. Farewell To North .. , Percy Bysshe Shelley
- 64. Farewell My Love , Alison Cassidy
- 65. The Farewell , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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- 69. Farewell , Augusta Davies Webster
- 70. The Farewell , John Greenleaf Whittier
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- 74. Farewell To Arcady , Paul Laurence Dunbar
- 75. Sonnet Xix: Farewell, Ye Coral Caves , Mary Darby Robinson
- 76. Farewell To Verse , Robert William Service
- 77. The Fairies Farewell , Richard Corbet
- 78. Farewell To J. R. Lowell , Oliver Wendell Holmes
- 79. Corydon's Farewell To Phillis , Anonymous Olde English
- 80. The Outcast's Farewell , Robert Fuller Murray
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- 86. Farewell To Brother Jonathan , Anonymous Americas
- 87. .. Farewell , Frederick Kesner
- 88. Farewell To Your Friendship , Jennifer Rondeau
- 89. A Farewell To Arms (To Queen Elizabeth) , George Peele
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- 91. Farewell 2008 , C. P. Sharma
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- 93. A Farewell To The World , Benjamin Jonson
- 94. Farewell, Dear Teacher , sania harris
- 95. * A Farewell , Deva De Silva
- 96. We Never Said Farewell , Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
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- 98. The Farewell , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- 99. Farewell , Kranthi Pothineni
- 100. Farewell, My Friends, Adieu , Verona Valentine
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