Monday, November 3, 2008

BELIEVE ME IF ALL THOSE ENDEARING YOUNG CHARMS - THOMAS MOORE

BELIEVE ME IF ALL THOSE
ENDEARING YOUNG CHARMS

Believe me, if all those

endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly today,

Were to change by tomorrow,

And fleet in my arms,

Like fairy-gifts fading away,

Though would'st s
till 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 fait
h
of a soul can 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
Sir Thomas Moore


2 comments:

Mon said...

Di ba kinakanta mo lagi ito?

Mon said...

You always play The Last Rose of Summer, di ba si Thomas Moore rin ang sumulat 'non?