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Poem by Caroline Norton


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WE have been friends together,
In sunshine and in shade;
Since first beneath the chestnut-trees
In infancy we played.
But coldness dwells within thy heart,
A cloud is on thy brow;
We have been friends together
Shall a light word part us now?

We have been gay together;
We have laughd at little jests;
For the fount of hope was gushing
Warm and joyous in our breasts.
But laughter now hath fled thy lip,
And sullen glooms thy brow;
We have been gay together
Shall a light word part us now?

We have been sad together,
We have wept, with bitter tears,
Oer the grass-grown graves, where slumberd
The hopes of early years.
The voices which are silent there
Would bid thee clear thy brow;
We have been sad together
Oh! what shall part us now? 



Caroline Norton


Caroline Norton's other poems:
  1. Babel
  2. The King of Denmarks Ride
  3. The Pilgrim of Life
  4. The Captive Pirate
  5. Love Not


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