Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, NE'ER SHALL I FORGET, by WILLIAM GOLDSMITH BROWN

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NE'ER SHALL I FORGET, by                
First Line: Dear mother! Ne'er shall I forget
Last Line: In that blest home, to part no more.
Subject(s): Mothers

DEAR mother! ne'er shall I forget
Thy brow, thine eye, thy pleasant smile;
Though in the sea of death hath set
Thy star of life, my guide awhile,
Oh, never shall thy form depart
From the bright pictures in my heart.

And like a bird that from the flowers,
Wing-weary seeks her wonted nest,
My spirit e'en in manhood's hours,
Turns back in childhood's Home to rest;
The cottage, garden, hill, and stream,
Still linger like a pleasant dream.

And while to one engulfing grave
By Time's swift tide we're driven,
How sweet the thought that every wave
But bears us nearer Heaven!
There we shall meet, when life is o'er
In that blest Home, to part no more.

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