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Farewell - Poem by Sydney Thompson Dobell

Can I see thee stand
On the looming land?
Dost thou wave with thy white hand
Farewell, farewell?
I could think that thou art near,
Thy sweet voice is in mine ear,
Farewell, farewell!
While I listen, all things seem
Singing in a singing dream,
Farewell, farewell!
Echoing in an echoing dream,
Farewell, farewell!


Yon boat upon the sea,
It floats 'twixt thee and me,
I see the boatman listless lie;
He cannot hear the cry
That in mine ears doth ring
Farewell, farewell!
Doth it pass him o'er and o'er,
Heard upon the shore behind,
Farewell, farewell!
Heard upon the ship before,
Farewell, farewell!
Like an arrow that can dart
Viewless thro' the viewless wind,
Plain on the quivering string,
And plain in the victim's heart?


Are there voices in the sky,
Farewell, farewell?
Am I mocked by the bright air,
Farewell, farewell?
The empty air that everywhere
Silvers back the sung reply,
Farewell, farewell!
While to and fro the tremulous accents fly,
Farewell, farewell!
Now shown, now shy,
Farewell, farewell!
Now song, now sigh,
Farewell, farewell!
Toy with the grasping heart that deems them nigh,
Come like blown bells in sudden wind and high,
Or far on furthest verge in lingering echoes die,
Farewell, farewell!
Farewell, farewell, farewell!


Oh, Love! what strange dumb Fate
Hath broken into voice to see us hope?
Surely we part to meet again?
Like one struck blind, I grope
In vain, in vain;
I cannot hold a single sense to tell
The meaning of this melancholy bell,
Farewell, farewell!
I touch them with my thought, and small and great
They join the swaying swell,
Farewell, farewell!
Farewell, farewell, farewell!


Aye, when I felt thee falling
On this heaving breast-
Aye, when I felt thee prest
Nearer, nearer, nearer,
Dearer, dearer, dearer-
Aye, while I saw thy face,
In that long last embrace,
The first, the last, the best-
Aye, while I held thee heart to heart,
My soul had pushed off from the shore,
And we were far apart;
I heard her calling, calling,
From the sea of nevermore
Farewell, farewell!
Fainter, fainter, like a bell
Rung from some receding ship,
Farewell, farewell!
The far and further knell
Did hardly reach my lip,
Farewell, farewell!
Farewell, farewell, farewell!


Away, you omens vain!
Away, away!
What! will you not be driven?
My heart is trembling to your augury.
Hence! Like a flight of seabirds at a gun,
A thousand ways they scatter back to Heaven,
Wheel lessening out of sight, and swoop again as one!
Farewell, farewell!
Farewell, farewell, farewell!


Oh, Love! what fatal spell
Is winding, winding round me to this singing?
What hands unseen are flinging
The tightening mesh that I can feel too well?
What viewless wings are winging
The siren music of this passing bell?
Farewell, farewell!
Farewell, farewell, farewell!


Arouse my heart! arouse!
This is the sea: I strike these wooden walls:
The sailors come and go at my command:
I lift this cable with my hand:
I loose it and it falls:
Arouse! she is not lost,
Thou art not plighted to a moonlight ghost,
But to a living spouse.
Arouse! we only part to meet again!
Oh thou moody main,
Are thy mermaid cells a-ringing?
Are thy mermaid sisters singing?
The saddest shell of every cell
Ringing still, and ringing
Farewell, farewell!
To the sinking sighing singing,
To the floating flying singing,
To the deepening dying singing,
In the swell,
Farewell, farewell!
And the failing wailing ringing,
The reaming dreaming ringing
Of fainter shell in deeper cell,
To the sunken sunken singing,
Farewell, farewell!
Farewell, farewell!
Farewell, farewell, farewell?


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Poems About Farewell

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  5. 5. The Four Bridges , Jean Ingelow
  6. 6. But Why? , Angelo Ventresco
  7. 7. Sins Of Man Kind , noha el3wdy
  8. 8. Rhomboidal Dirge , George Wither
  9. 9. Farewell, My Friends, Adieu , Verona Valentine
  10. 10. My Frost-King - Song I , Louisa May Alcott
  11. 11. Farewell , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  12. 12. The Troubadour. Canto 4 , Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  13. 13. Blittle Cricket (#1 Poem) , Barry A. Lanier
  14. 14. Villanelle , Victor James Daley
  15. 15. Farewell To Your Friendship , Jennifer Rondeau
  16. 16. The Death Of Virtuous , Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  17. 17. Dr.Springer , James McIntyre
  18. 18. Ave Et Vale , Muriel Stuart
  19. 19. The Song Of An Emigrant , Charles Mackay
  20. 20. Reproach , Charles Mackay
  21. 21. Farewell My Love , Ailei ...
  22. 22. His Indian Love To Diogo Alvarez , Louisa Stuart Costello
  23. 23. On Resigning A Scholarship Of Trinity Co.. , William Lisle Bowles
  24. 24. Phyllis, Farewell , Thomas Bateson
  25. 25. Goodbye To A Farewell Friend , Nicole Edwards
  26. 26. The Word Farewell , Francis Duggan
  27. 27. Goodbye, Farewell , Kolabomi Adeko
  28. 28. Farewell, Farewell, Our Alma Mater Dear! , Dr John Celes
  29. 29. Gothic Welcome Speech , Arwen Lee CW
  30. 30. The Train , vinodkumar kizhakeveetil
  31. 31. How Blest The Righteous When He Dies! , Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  32. 32. Gothic Welcome Speech Version 2 , Arwen Lee CW
  33. 33. The Dead , John Le Gay Brereton
  34. 34. Night Comes Creeping , Rose Terry Cooke
  35. 35. Farewell To Bath , Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
  36. 36. Farewell To Summer , Joseph T. Renaldi
  37. 37. Will You Come To Say Goodbye , Padmore Enyonam Agbemabiese
  38. 38. Farewell The Bowl , John Pierpont
  39. 39. Ballad Iv , Christine de Pizan
  40. 40. A Farewell To A Manager , Wida Tausif
  41. 41. Farewell Trance , JENIE FRANKSAY
  42. 42. ' Farewell Fairy ' , John Michael Marroquin
  43. 43. Xvi , Mark Strand
  44. 44. Farewell , maria sudibyo
  45. 45. Farewell! , hazem al jaber
  46. 46. ! ! Senryu To A Curry In A Hurry , Michael Shepherd
  47. 47. Farewell Beloved... Farewell , Walter Sanson Lotilla
  48. 48. Farewell To Eliza , Robert Burns
  49. 49. Bound For Sourabaya! , Charles Henry Soutar
  50. 50. Then Farewell My Tridonotuse-Built Wherry , Charles Dibdin
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