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A Broken Appointment - Poem by Thomas Hardy

You did not come,
And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb.
Yet less for loss of your dear presence there
Than that I thus found lacking in your make
That high compassion which can overbear
Reluctance for pure lovingkindness' sake
Grieved I, when, as the hope-hour stroked its sum,
You did not come.

You love not me,
And love alone can lend you loyalty;
-I know and knew it. But, unto the store
Of human deeds divine in all but name,
Was it not worth a little hour or more
To add yet this: Once you, a woman, came
To soothe a time-torn man; even though it be
You love not me.


Comments about A Broken Appointment by Thomas Hardy

  • Gold Star - 5,219 Points Rajesh Thankappan (3/29/2015 7:28:00 AM)

    The poets revolt is against the insensitivity of the lady in question and her lack of compassion for another human being. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 774 Points Juan Olivarez (5/12/2011 5:12:00 PM)

    The poem is an excellent example of a man with a terrible disappointment over the unkept appointment. All his feelings seem to come to the forefront and he starts to question himself. And also Kevin Straw wrote this opinion last year, and he never said it was not a good poem, he just thought Hardy's approach was clumsy. At least it was an honorable and honest opinion. Unlike others who can't seem to come up with their own. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Claudia Krizay (5/12/2011 4:03:00 PM)

    clumsy indeed- I agree- hurray for Kevin Straw's opinion! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Loyalty

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  2. 2. Our True Friendship , Pam Fraser
  3. 3. A Dog's Tale For M' Lady Ernestine , ivor or ivor.e hogg
  4. 4. #silence , maitreyee joshi
  5. 5. The Gospel According To Lilith- Chapters.. , Lonnie Hicks
  6. 6. After Sixty Years , Edith Nesbit
  7. 7. Absalom And Achitophel , John Dryden
  8. 8. What Have We Become , Dave Alan Walker
  9. 9. A C P C - 2015/03 New Challenge Poem/Tit.. , Brian Johnston
  10. 10. My Feel 2 , Dwi utami
  11. 11. The Vicar Of Bray , Anonymous Americas
  12. 12. The Wrath Of Loyalty , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  13. 13. An Anthem For The Australasian League , Charles Harpur
  14. 14. Mankind , harsh sagi
  15. 15. I'M Crazy For You (Joy Eyisi) , Eche Ononukwe
  16. 16. Thank You David Harris, Thad Wilk Ect. , Mary Wismer
  17. 17. True Friendship , Dipika Pathania
  18. 18. The Willow , James Whitcomb Riley
  19. 19. ' Grace And Favour ' Dedicated To Joseph.. , Richard Ansell
  20. 20. M'Fingal - Canto Iii , John Trumbull
  21. 21. When I Die, Remember This Alone , Kelly Kurt
  22. 22. Reward And Punishment , Abdul Wahab
  23. 23. (the Love True Or Wrong) , Dwi utami
  24. 24. Let Justice Prevail , David Wood
  25. 25. Loyalty , Meggie Gultiano
  26. 26. ' My Superman' , Sarah Perez
  27. 27. Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto Ii , Samuel Butler
  28. 28. 1101 Loyalty To The Mexican Flag - Jura.. , John Knight
  29. 29. Loyalty, Trust And Love.... , Abhijit Surve
  30. 30. Sound Of Nothing , Ellias Anderson C.A ( Known ..
  31. 31. Fealty , Kelly Kurt
  32. 32. +=={======== A Knights Oath ========}==+ , Poison 9901
  33. 33. Fervor , Nasir Kazmi
  34. 34. Beauty And Feeling , Jason Summers
  35. 35. White Iris , Jay Joaquin
  36. 36. The Candidate , Charles Churchill
  37. 37. Simple But Strict , hasmukh amathalal
  38. 38. A Girl I Know , Jean Evans
  39. 39. Beverly And Arylce , Suzae Chevalier
  40. 40. Royal Princess , hasmukh amathalal
  41. 41. Mein Kind, Wir Waren Kinder , Heinrich Heine
  42. 42. Hope , John Michael
  43. 43. Honesty Verses Loyalty , Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  44. 44. What About Tagore , chootez lao
  45. 45. The Lettuce And Burger Address.....[long.. , Bri Edwards
  46. 46. It's All Mathematics , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  47. 47. Lion - Springs , gajanan mishra
  48. 48. Relationships 1 (Of 4) (Haiku) , Kelly Kurt
  49. 49. A Gift To All Lovers On Valentine's Day , MELVIN BANGGOLLAY
  50. 50. To Liam - From Wil, The Teddybear , Herbert Nehrlich
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