Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I REMEMBER, I REMEMBER by Thomas Hood



I Remember, I Remember


I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping
in at morn;
He never came
a wink too soon
Nor brought too long a day,
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my
breath away.

I remember, I remember
The roses red
red and white,
The violets an
d the lily cups--
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where
the robin built,
And where m
y brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,--
The tree is living yet!

I remember, I r
emember
Where I was
used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew
in feathers then
That is so heavy now,
The summer pools
could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.

I remember, I remember
The fir-trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky:
It was a childish ignorance,
But now 'tis little joy
To know I'm farthe
r off from heaven
than when
I was a boy.


Thomas Hood


3 comments:

Rudd said...

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Bay Martin said...

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