Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

SONNET: 3, 9, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: But into order falls our life at last
Last Line: Dim fades, and as the sun fades, fades alike, like dim.


But into order falls our life at last,
Though in the retrospection jarred and blent.
Broken ambition, love misplaced or spent
Too soon, and slander busy with the past:
Sorrows too sweet to lose, or vexing joy.
But Time will bring oblivion of annoy,
And Silence bind the blows that words have lent;
And we will dwell, unheeding Love or Fame
Like him who has outlived a shining Name:
And Peace will come, as evening comes to him,
No leader now of men, no longer proud
But poor and private, watching the sun's rim;
Contented too, to fade as yonder cloud
Dim fades, and as the sun fades, fades alike, like dim.





Discover our Poem Explanations and Poet Analyses!


Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net