Thomas Hardy

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

In Tenebris


Wintertime nighs;
But my bereavement-pain
It cannot bring again:
Twice no one dies.

Flower-petals flee;
But since it once hath been,
No more that severing scene
Can harrow me.

Birds faint in dread:
I shall not lose old strength
In the lone frost's black length:
Strength long since fled!

Leaves freeze to dun;
But friends cannot turn cold
This season as of old
For him with none.

Tempests may scath;
But love cannot make smart
Again this year his heart
Who no heart hath.

Black is night's cope;
But death will not appal
One, who past doubtings all,
Waits in unhope.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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

Read poems about / on: smart, strength, flower, pain, death, heart, night, lost, friend

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 (In Tenebris by Thomas Hardy )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  8. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  9. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Beyond Emerald City..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  2. Patience, Michael P. McParland
  3. Out Of The Dark, Michael P. McParland
  4. The war inside me, Lubinda Lubinda
  5. Our Night 2, Michael P. McParland
  6. Our Night, Michael P. McParland
  7. OSU Force, Michael P. McParland
  8. Imagine, The Astronomer
  9. Only You, Michael P. McParland
  10. Only One Forever, Michael P. McParland
[Hata Bildir]