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Thomas Moore (Томас Мур)


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Remember thee! yes, while there's life in this heart,
It shall never forget thee, all lorn as thou art;
More dear in thy sorrow, thy gloom, and thy showers,
Than the rest of the world in their sunniest hours.

Wert thou all that I wish thee, great, glorious, and free,
First flower of the earth, and first gem of the sea,
I might hail thee with prouder, with happier brow,
But oh! could I love thee more deeply tha now?

No, thy chains as they rankle, thy blood as it runs,
But make thee more painfully dear to thy sons --
Whose hearts, like the young of the desert-bird's nest,
Drink love in each life-drop that flows from thy breast. 



Thomas Moore's other poems:
  1. The Wine-Cup Is Circling
  2. The Legacy
  3. Where is the Slave
  4. The Song of Fionnuala
  5. The Donkey and his Panniers


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