John Bannister Tabb

(1845-1909 / the United States)

Grief-Song


New grief, new tears;-
Brief the reign of sorrow;
Clouds that gather with the night
Scatter on the morrow.


Old grief, old tears;-
Come and gone together;
Not a fleck upon the sky
Telling whence or whither.


Old grief, new tears;-
Deep to deep is calling:
Life is but a passing cloud
Whence the rain is falling.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 01, 2010

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