Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONG (7), by ALFRED TENNYSON

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First Line: Every day hath its night
Last Line: Ah! Welaway!
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron


EVERY day hath its night:
Every night its morn:
Thorough dark and bright
Winged hours are borne;
Ah! welaway!
Seasons flower and fade;
Golden calm and storm
Mingle day by day.
There is no bright form
Doth not cast a shade --
Ah! welaway!


When we laugh, and our mirth
Apes the happy vein,
We're so kin to earth,
Pleasaunce fathers pain --
Ah! welaway!
Madness laugheth loud:
Laughter bringeth tears:
Eyes are worn away
Till the end of fears
Cometh in the shroud,
Ah! welaway!


All is change, woe or weal;
Joy is Sorrow's brother;
Grief and gladness steal
Symbols of each other:
Ah! welaway!
Larks in heaven's cope
Sing: the culvers mourn
All the livelong day.
Be not all forlorn:
Let us weep in hope --
Ah! welaway!

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