John Hay

(8 October 1838 – 1 July 1905 / Salem, Indiana)

Remorse


Sad is the thought of sunniest days
Of love and rapture perished,
And shine through memory's tearful haze
The eyes once fondliest cherished.
Reproachful is the ghost of toys
That charmed while life was wasted.
But saddest is the thought of joys
That never yet were tasted.

Sad is the vague and tender dream
Of dead love's lingering kisses,
To crushed hearts haloed by the gleam
Of unreturning blisses;
Deep mourns the soul in anguished pride
For the pitiless death that won them,
But the saddest wail is for lips that died
With the virgin dew upon them.

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003

Form:


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

Read poems about / on: sad, memory, pride, dream, death, love, life, joy, kiss

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 (Remorse by John Hay )

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