Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

A Spot


In years defaced and lost,
   Two sat here, transport-tossed,
   Lit by a living love
The wilted world knew nothing of:
   Scared momently
   By gaingivings,
   Then hoping things
   That could not be.

   Of love and us no trace
   Abides upon the place;
   The sun and shadows wheel,
Season and season sereward steal;
   Foul days and fair
   Here, too, prevail,
   And gust and gale
   As everywhere.

   But lonely shepherd souls
   Who bask amid these knolls
   May catch a faery sound
On sleepy noontides from the ground:
   "O not again
   Till Earth outwears
   Shall love like theirs
   Suffuse this glen!"

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: lonely, lost, sun, world, love, hope

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Spot by Thomas Hardy )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  7. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes
  10. Life Is Fine, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. behind these eyes, sEaN nOrTh
  2. The survival, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  3. Solitude, Paul Sebastian
  4. Snowmen the mythical human, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  5. Th' Black Rose Of Dublin Town {An dubh r.., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  6. Sonnet: Administrative Tangles, Dr John Celes
  7. The Lame Schoolmaster, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  8. Eradication of disease., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  9. A Succinct Symmetric Sex Story... (r), Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  10. The Identity Of Woman As Illusive And D.., Bazi alis Subrata Ray
[Hata Bildir]