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Poem by Coventry Patmore


A Farewell


With all my will, but much against my heart,
We two now part.
My Very Dear,
Our solace is, the sad road lies so clear.
It needs no art,
With faint, averted feet
And many a tear,
In our opposèd paths to persevere.
Go thou to East, I West.
We will not say
There 's any hope, it is so far away.
But, O, my Best,
When the one darling of our widowhead,
The nursling Grief,
Is dead,
And no dews blur our eyes
To see the peach-bloom come in evening skies,
Perchance we may,
Where now this night is day,
And even through faith of still averted feet,
Making full circle of our banishment,
Amazèd meet;
The bitter journey to the bourne so sweet
Seasoning the termless feast of our content
With tears of recognition never dry. 



                      Coventry Patmore


Coventry Patmore's other poems:
  1. Faint Yet Pursuing
  2. Lallegro
  3. The Spirit's Depths
  4. The Rosy Bosomd Hours
  5. Deliciae Sapientiae de Amore


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Alfred Tennyson A Farewell ("Flow down, cold rivulet, to the sea")
  • Robert Burns A Farewell ("FAREWELL dear Friend! may guid luck hit you") 1786
  • Alfred Austin A Farewell ("Good-bye, old year, good-bye!")
  • Charlotte Mew A Farewell ("Remember me and smile, as smiling too")
  • Charles Kingsley A Farewell ("My fairest child, I have no song to give you")
  • George Russell A Farewell ("I GO down from the hills half in gladness, and half with a pain I depart")
  • Edith Nesbit A Farewell ("Good-bye, good-bye; it is not hard to part!")
  • Samuel Rogers A Farewell ("Once more, enchanting girl, adieu!")

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