Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BEFORE AND AFTER, by OLIVER MADOX BROWN



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
BEFORE AND AFTER, by            
First Line: Ah! Long ago since I or thou
Last Line: Too dead to dread the eternities whose heaven its shame destroyed.
Subject(s): Time


AH! long ago since I or thou
Glanced past these moorlands brow to brow,
Our mixed hair streaming down the wind --
So fleet! so sweet!
I loved thy footsteps more than thou
Loved my whole soul or body through --
So sweet! so fleet! ere Fate outgrew the days wherein Life sinned!

And ah! the deep steep days of shame,
Whose dread hopes shrivelled ere they came,
Or vanished down Love's nameless void --
So dread! so dead!
Dread hope stripped dead from each soul's shame,
Soulless alike for praise or blame --
Too dead to dread the eternities whose heaven its shame destroyed.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net