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William Browne (Уильям Броун)


Memory


SO shuts the marigold her leaves
At the departure of the sun;
So from the honeysuckle sheaves
The bee goes when the day is done;
So sits the turtle when she is but one,
And so all woe, as I since she is gone.

To some few birds kind Nature hath
Made all the summer as one day:
Which once enjoy'd, cold winter's wrath
As night they sleeping pass away.
Those happy creatures are, that know not yet
The pain to be deprived or to forget.

I oft have heard men say there be
Some that with confidence profess
The helpful Art of Memory:
But could they teach Forgetfulness,
I'd learn; and try what further art could do
To make me love her and forget her too. 



William Browne's other poems:
  1. Behold, O God!
  2. A Welcome
  3. The Rose


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Oliver Goldsmith (Оливер Голдсмит) Memory ("O MEMORY, thou fond deceiver")
  • Christina Rossetti (Кристина Россетти) Memory ("I nursed it in my bosom while it lived")
  • John Tabb (Джон Табб) Memory ("I go not to the grave to weep")

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