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Poem by Joseph Rodman Drake


To ---


When that eye of light shall in darkness fall,
And thy bosom be shrouded in deaths cold pall,
When the bloom of that rich red lip shall fade,
And thy head on its pillow of dust be laid;

Oh! then thy spirit shall see how true
Are the holy vows I have breathed to you;
My form shall moulder thy grave beside,
And in the blue heavens Ill seek my bride.

Then well tell, as we tread yon azure sphere,
Of the woes we have known while lingering here;
And our spirits shall joy that, their pilgrimage oer,
They have met in the heavens to sever no more.



Joseph Rodman Drake


Joseph Rodman Drake's other poems:
  1. Written in a Ladys Album
  2. Lines Written on Leaving New Rochelle
  3. Lines to a Lady, on Hearing Her Sing Cushlamachree
  4. To a Lady with a Withered Violet
  5. Bronx


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Hood To --- ("Welcome, dear Heart, and a most kind good-morrow")
  • Samuel Rogers To --- ("GO -- you may call it madness, folly")

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