James Whitcomb Riley

(7 October 1849 - 22 July 1916 / Greenfield, Indiana)

The Old Times Were the Best


Friends, my heart is half aweary
Of its happiness to-night:
Though your songs are gay and cheery,
And your spirits feather-light,
There's a ghostly music haunting
Still the heart of every guest
And a voiceless chorus chanting
That the Old Times were the best.

CHORUS

All about is bright and pleasant
With the sound of song and jest,
Yet a feeling's ever present
That the Old Times were the best.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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

Read poems about / on: happiness, music, song, light, heart, night, 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 (The Old Times Were the Best by James Whitcomb Riley )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. The Tiger, William Blake
  10. If, Rudyard Kipling

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. As You Laid There, GJG Elton
  2. At the market..., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  3. Below, Frank Avon
  4. God's own..., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  5. 2 Fast And The Furious, Mark Harper
  6. midnight dream, Cee Bea
  7. know you are there...., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  8. You Are Your Wish, Gbolagade Taiwo
  9. a small stop...., Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  10. Id est, Frank Avon
[Hata Bildir]