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First Line: Touch us gently, time!
Last Line: Touch us gently, gentle time!
Alternate Author Name(s): Cornwall, Barry; Proctor, Bryan Waller
Subject(s): Home; Time

TOUCH us gently, Time!
Let us glide adown thy stream
Gently, -- as we sometimes glide
Through a quiet dream.
Humble voyagers are We,
Husband, wife, and children three --
(One is lost, -- an angel, fled
To the azure overhead.)
Touch us gently, Time!
We've not proud nor soaring wings:
Our ambition, our content,
Lies in simple things.
Humble voyagers are We,
O'er Life's dim, unsounded sea,
Seeking only some calm clime; --
Touch us gently, gentle Time!

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