Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
Were to change by to-morrow, and fleet in my arms,
Live fairy-gifts fading away,
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will,
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.

It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,
That the fervor and faith of a soul may be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear!
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close,
As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets
The same look which she turned when he rose!

by Thomas Moore

Comments (20)

A poem about unconditional love we all live for. I know my wife feels the same about me. Too sentimental for today's taste? Well, we have a society That is on the skids, and would be much better to return to this Romantic period. We have lost so much of our humanity in this sophisticated culture. Few people experience real love.
I heard this beautiful poem sung when I was a boy of 10 and I never forgot it! Now, at 81, I still love it and will perform it for my dear wife of 78 on her birthday, just hoping to do it justice!
Please spare me the romanticizing of the Irish people; I'm sure that Ireland has its fair share of cheats, spivs, bullies and thieves as most other countries. This superb song, perhaps my current favourite, doesn't need to be dressed up with extraneous sentimentality to find itself a place in people's hearts - and their repertoires.
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i hate this stupid poem i dont like dis at all freak u
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