Canzone

Ah me! ah me! when thinking of the years,
The vanished years, alas, I do not find
Among them all one day that was my own!
Fallacious hope; desires of the unknown,
Lamenting, loving, burning, and in tears
(For human passions all have stirred my mind),
Have held me, now I feel and know, confined
Both from the true and good still far away.
I perish day by day;
The sunshine fails, the shadows grow more dreary,
And I am near to fail, infirm and weary.

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Liked your poem, gave it 10, will read it to my poetry group, hope they also like it. Please write more. Please tell us more about yourself.
Liked your poem, gave it 10, will read it to my poetry group, hope they also like it. Please write more.