Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A FAREWELL, by EDWARD ROBERT BULWER-LYTTON

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First Line: Be happy, child. The last wild words are spoken
Last Line: Forever, child, forever!
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Owen; Lytton, 1st Earl Of; Lytton, Robert
Subject(s): Farewell; Farewell; Parting; Parting

BE happy, child. The last wild words are spoken.
To-morrow, mine no more, the world will claim thee.
I blame thee not. But all my life is broken.
Of that brief Past I have no single token.
Never in years to come my lips shall name thee,
Never, child, never!

I will not say "Forget me"; nor those hours
Which were so sweet. Some scent dead leaves retain.
Keep all the flowers I gave thee -- all the flowers
Dead, dead! Though years on years of life were ours,
As we have met we shall not meet again;
Forever, child, forever!

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