Remember Thee!

Remember thee! yes, while there's life in this heart,
It shall never forget thee, all lorn as thou art;
More dear in thy sorrow, thy gloom, and thy showers,
Than the rest of the world in their sunniest hours.

Wert thou all that I wish thee, great, glorious, and free,
First flower of the earth, and first gem of the sea,
I might hail thee with prouder, with happier brow,
But oh! could I love thee more deeply tha now?

No, thy chains as they rankle, thy blood as it runs,
But make thee more painfully dear to thy sons --
Whose hearts, like the young of the desert-bird's nest,
Drink love in each life-drop that flows from thy breast.

by Thomas Moore

Comments (7)

In a few words you manage to say much. I love your work. Hope I can read all of it some time soon.
Powerful words Nimal, a great piece, Love duncan X
Nimal, it seems to me I've been out of the loop so long that I missed it when you changed your style. Growth is good and seems to have done you well. A+!
I'm rarely lost for words. Here, I can say merely that this is, to me, a perfect piece. t x
An exquisite cross-section of perspective! Well done!
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