Henry Van Dyke

(10 November 1852 – 10 April 1933 / Germantown, Pennsylvania)

Departure - Poem by Henry Van Dyke

Oh, why are you shining so bright, big Sun,
And why is the garden so gay?
Do you know that my days of delight are done,
Do you know I am going away?
If you covered your face with a cloud, I 'd dream
You were sorry for me in my pain,
And the heads of the flowers all bowed would seem
To be weeping with me in the rain.

But why is your head so low, sweet heart,
And why are your eyes overcast?
Are they clouded because you know we must part,
Do you think this embrace is our last?
Then kiss me again, and again, and again,
Look up as you bid me good-bye!
For your face is too dear for the stain of a tear,
And your smile is the sun in my sky.


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  • Bronze Star - 2,399 Points Hannington Mumo (6/10/2015 1:15:00 AM)

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  • Bronze Star - 2,399 Points Hannington Mumo (6/10/2015 1:14:00 AM)

    This is a poem, for those still piecing dull words together and calling them poems...1000/10. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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