Nathaniel Hawthorne

(1804-1864 / the United States)

The Darken'D Veil - Poem by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Oh, could I raise the darken'd veil
Which hides my future life from me,
Could unborn ages slowly sail
Before my view -- and could I see
My every action painted there,
To cast one look I would not dare.
There poverty and grief might stand,
And dark Despair's corroding hand,
Would make me seek the lonely tomb
To slumber in its endless gloom.
Then let me never cast a look,
Within Fate's fix'd mysterious book.

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  • Bronze Star - 2,105 Points Louis Borgo (6/25/2015 12:29:00 PM)

    Nathaniel Hawthorne may be over looking in history but he made some very value points. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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