Thomas Hardy

(2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928 / Dorchester / England)

The Selfsame Song


A bird sings the selfsame song,
With never a fault in its flow,
That we listened to here those long
Long years ago.

A pleasing marvel is how
A strain of such rapturous rote
Should have gone on thus till now
unchanged in a note!

--But its not the selfsame bird.--
No: perished to dust is he....
As also are those who heard
That song with me.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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

Read poems about / on: song

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 Selfsame Song by Thomas Hardy )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. On A Painting, Sambanath Denis
  2. The Day Your Mother Kept For You, mary douglas
  3. Leaving For Okinawa In The Morning, Kyle Schlicher
  4. Into Your Eyes, Spiritwind Wood
  5. What You Thought I Thought You Thought, Dexsta Ray
  6. Cactus Flower, Midnights Voice
  7. Sacrifice, Nassy Fesharaki
  8. Keep your mind wide open, Petai Jirakongpipat
  9. THE MYTHS OF LIES, Satish Verma
  10. The Garage Sale Blues, Francie Lynch

Poem of the Day

poet Christina Georgina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]