Bryan Waller Procter

(1787-1874 / England)

Sit Down, Sad Soul


SIT down, sad soul, and count
The moments flying:
Come,—tell the sweet amount
That ’s lost by sighing!
How many smiles?—a score?
Then laugh, and count no more;
For day is dying.

Lie down, sad soul, and sleep,
And no more measure
The flight of Time, nor weep
The loss of leisure;
But here, by this lone stream,
Lie down with us, and dream
Of starry treasure.

We dream: do thou the same:
We love—for ever;
We laugh; yet few we shame,
The gentle, never.
Stay, then, till Sorrow dies;
Then—hope and happy skies
Are thine for ever!

Submitted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Listen to this poem:

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (Sit Down, Sad Soul by Bryan Waller Procter )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. 'Charlie Girl', Katherine Nordhaus
  2. Madrigal Dedicated To An Angel., Marcondes Pereira
  3. Halloween, lee fones
  4. Canned thoughts, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  5. Aunt Giovanna, at 80, Gary Corseri
  6. For To be An Indian English Poet, You St.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. Magical, David Harris
  8. A Necessary Wish, Sandra Feldman
  9. Stations of life, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  10. Waves of customers inside those stores, MOHAMMAD SKATI

Poem of the Day

poet John Clare

I love to see the old heath's withered brake
Mingle its crimpled leaves with furze and ling,
While the old heron from the lonely lake
Starts slow and flaps its melancholy wing,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Grace Paley

 

Trending Poems

  1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Dylan Thomas
  3. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  4. Fern Hill, Dylan Thomas
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. Clown in the Moon, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]