Thomas Hood

(1789-1845 / London / England)

To A False Friend - Poem by Thomas Hood

Our hands have met, but not our hearts;
Our hands will never meet again.
Friends, if we have ever been,
Friends we cannot now remain:
I only know I loved you once,
I only know I loved in vain;
Our hands have met, but not our hearts;
Our hands will never meet again!
Then farewell to heart and hand!
I would our hands had never met:
Even the outward form of love
Must be resign'd with some regret.
Friends, we still might seem to be,
If I my wrong could e'er forget;
Our hands have join'd but not our hearts:
I would our hands had never met!


Comments about To A False Friend by Thomas Hood

  • Rookie Jane Trott (8/2/2012 9:46:00 AM)

    Good evening.
    I'm russian. My English is not good enough. So would you answer my question please?
    Who was this poem devoted to?
    Thank you. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 5, 2010



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