Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO THOMAS MOORE (1), by GEORGE GORDON BYRON

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TO THOMAS MOORE (1), by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My boat is on the shore
Last Line: And a health to thee, tom moore!
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Variant Title(s): Friendship;farewell To Tom Moore
Subject(s): Friendship; Moore, Thomas (1779-1852)

MY boat is on the shore,
And my bark is on the sea;
But before I go, Tom Moore,
Here's a double health to thee!

Here's a sigh to those who love me,
And a smile to those who hate;
And, whatever sky's above me,
Here's a heart for every fate!

Though the ocean roar around me,
Yet it still shall bear me on;
Though a desert should surround me,
It hath springs that may be won.

Were 't the last drop in the well,
As I gasped upon the brink,
Ere my fainting spirit fell,
'T is to thee that I would drink.

With that water, as this wine,
The libation I would pour
Should be, -- Peace with thine and mine,
And a health to thee, Tom Moore!

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