John Howard Payne

(9 June 1791 – 10 April 1852 / New York City, New York)

John Howard Payne Poems

1. Home, Sweet Home 1/3/2003
2. Cadences 1/1/2004
3. Song's End 1/1/2004
4. Thorgerda 1/1/2004
5. Love's Autumn 1/1/2004
6. Sibyl 4/20/2010

Love's Autumn

YES, love, the Spring shall come again,
But not as once it came:
Once more in meadow and in lane
The daffodils shall flame,
The cowslips blow, but all in vain;
Alike, yet not the same.

The roses that we pluck’d of old
Were dew’d with heart’s delight;

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