English poetry

British Poets Х Biographies Х Poems About Х Random Poem Х
The Rating of Poets Х The Rating of Poems

Poem by Edith Nesbit


A Farewell


Good-bye, good-bye; it is not hard to part!
You have my heart--the heart that leaps to hear
Your name called by an echo in a dream;
You have my soul that, like an untroubled stream,
Reflects your soul that leans so dear, so near -
Your heartbeats set the rhythm for my heart.

What more could Life give if we gave her leave
To give, and Life should give us leave to take?
Only each other's arms, each other's eyes,
Each other's lips, the clinging secrecies
That are but as the written words to make
Records of what the heart and soul achieve.

This, only this we yield, my love, my friend,
To Fate's implacable eyes and withering breath.
We still are yours and mine, though, by Time's theft,
My arms are empty and your arms bereft.
It is not hard to part--not harder than Death;
And each of us must face Death in the end! 



                      Edith Nesbit


Edith Nesbit's other poems:
  1. This Desirable Mansion
  2. The Spider Queen
  3. To Vera, who Asked a Song
  4. The Fields of Flanders
  5. In Eclipse


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!")
  • Coventry Patmore A Farewell ("With all my will, but much against my heart")
  • 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")
  • Samuel Rogers A Farewell ("Once more, enchanting girl, adieu!")

    Poem to print To Print Poem

    686 Views



    The Last Poems


  • –ейтинг@Mail.ru

    English Poetry. E-mail eng-poetry.ru@yandex.ru