Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, LINES ON REVISITING CATHCART, by THOMAS CAMPBELL



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
LINES ON REVISITING CATHCART, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Scenes of my childhood, and dear to my heart
Last Line: Untainted by chance, unabated by time.
Subject(s): Homecoming


OH! scenes of my childhood, and dear to my heart,
Ye green waving woods on the margin of Cart,
How blest in the morning of life I have strayed,
By the stream of the vale and the grass-covered glade!

Then, then every rapture was young and sincere,
Ere the sunshine of bliss was bedimmed by a tear,
And a sweeter delight every scene seemed to lend,
That the mansion of peace was the home of a FRIEND.

Now the scenes of my childhood, and dear to my heart,
All pensive I visit, and sigh to depart;
Their flowers seem to languish, their beauty to cease,
For a stranger inhabits the mansion of peace.

But hushed be the sigh that untimely complains,
While Friendship and all its enchantment remains,
While it blooms like the flower of a winterless clime,
Untainted by chance, unabated by time.





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net