Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THEN AND NOW, by BURGES JOHNSON



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
THEN AND NOW, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I can remember, in the long ago
Last Line: Sweet is the mem'ry of the tale that's told!
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


I can remember, in the long ago,
How, when the evening shadows slowly grew,
I nestled closely, as I loved to do,
And begged a story in the twilight glow.
But when those mother accents, sweet and low,
Began some bed-time tale all strange and new,
I cried—Not that one! Let me listen to
The one you told last time—the one I know.

Was I so different in the days of yore?
I sit and dream anew the joys of old,
Crying to Fate to send them back once more,
Distrusting what the future may unfold.
Tho' sweet the hope be of what lies before,
Sweet is the mem'ry of the tale that's told!





Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net