Poem by Joseph Rodman Drake
Day gradual fades, in evening gray,
Its last faint beam hath fled,
And sinks the sun’s declining ray
In ocean’s wavy bed.
So o’er the loves and joys of youth
Thy waves, Indifference, roll;
So mantles round our days of truth
That death-pool of the soul.
Spreads o’er the heavens the shadowy night
Her dim and shapeless form,
So human pleasures, frail and light,
Are lost in passion’s storm.
So fades the sunshine of the breast,
So passion’s dreamings fall,
So friendship’s fervours sink to rest,
Oblivion shrouds them all.
Joseph Rodman Drake
Joseph Rodman Drake's other poems:
- Written in a Lady’s Album
- To ---
- To Sarah
Poems of the other poets with the same name:
John Keats Lines ("UNFELT unheard, unseen") William Wordsworth Lines ("STRANGER! this hillock of misshapen stones") Samuel Coleridge Lines ("RICHER than miser o’er his countless hoards") Thomas Hood Lines ("Let Us Make a Leap, My Dear") Thomas Hardy Lines ("Before we part to alien thoughts and aims") Samuel Johnson Lines ("Wheresoe'er I turn my view") 1777Francis Thompson Lines ("O tree of many branches! One thou hast") Robert Burns Lines ("I MURDER hate by field or flood") 1790Oliver Holmes Lines ("COME back to your mother, ye children, for shame") Ebenezer Elliott Lines ("FROM Shirecliffe, o’er a silent sea of trees") George Morris Lines ("O Love! the mischief thou hast done!") John Lockhart Lines ("When youthful faith hath fled") Thomas Talfourd Lines ("HOW simple in their grandeur are the forms ") John Reade Lines ("I KNELT down as I poured my spirit forth by that gray gate")
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