Thomas Campbell

(1777-1844 / Glasgow / Scotland)

Adelgitha


The ordeal's fatal trumpet sounded,
And sad pale Adelgitha came,
When forth a valiant champion bounded,
And slew the slanderer of her fame.
She wept, delivered from her danger;
But when he knelt to claim her glove-
"Seek not!" she cried, "oh, gallant stranger,
For hapless Adelgitha's love.

For he is dead and in a foreign land
Whose arm should now have set me free;
And I must wear the willow garland
For him that's dead, or false to me."

"Nay! say not that his faith is tainted!"-
He raised his visor.-At the sight
She fell into his arms and fainted;
It was indeed her one true knight!

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Form:


Related Poems

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

Read poems about / on: faith, sad

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 (Adelgitha by Thomas Campbell )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. I am Thou, Tushar Ray
  2. My entangled particle, john thanh le
  3. Half Alive, Katherine Perry
  4. Land of opportunities, gajanan mishra
  5. Buzzards, Mark Heathcote
  6. Nothing is terrible, gajanan mishra
  7. My life, Shawn Grace
  8. Learning To Drive, Kristen Brown
  9. Christmas Angel, louis rams
  10. To Bed! To Bed!, David Lewis Paget
[Hata Bildir]