Learn More

Helen Hoyt

(1887-1972 / United States)

Since I Have Felt The Sense Of Death


Since I have felt the sense of death,
Since I have borne its dread, its fear—
Oh, how my life has grown more dear
Since I have felt the sense of death!
Sorrows are good, and cares are small,
Since I have known the loss of all.

Since I have felt the sense of death,
And death forever at my side—
Oh, how the world has opened wide
Since I have felt the sense of death!
My hours are jewels that I spend,
For I have seen the hours end.

Since I have felt the sense of death,
Since I have looked on that black night—
My inmost brain is fierce with light
Since I have felt the sense of death.
O dark, that made my eyes to see!
O death, that gave my life to me!

Submitted: Thursday, April 22, 2010

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

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 (Since I Have Felt The Sense Of Death by Helen Hoyt )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Your Laughter, Pablo Neruda
  10. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Sarah Flower Adams

O Love! thou makest all things even
In earth or heaven;
Finding thy way through prison-bars
Up to the stars;
Or, true to the Almighty plan,
That out of dust created man,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. ain't much a man, Doyen Lingua
  2. Season Greetings, Babatunde Aremu
  3. Significant and Sure., Sumita Jetley
  4. Laluwa Too A Leader, Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. Our Own Experience Overwhelms Us, Shalom Freedman
  6. The Milkmen As The Leaders From Bihar, Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. Karma, Nivedita Patnaik
  8. Spring, Nivedita Patnaik
  9. Reading The Tea-Leaves of My Father..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  10. Nagasaki ...... [WAR; VERY SHORT; nucle.., Bri Edwards
[Hata Bildir]