Thomas Hardy
Dorchester / England
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A Broken Appointment

Rating: 3.2
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.
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COMMENTS
Michael Walker 16 January 2020
A very well constructed, patterned love poem.He admits that he, an older man, loved a younger woman but he was stood up. 'You did not come'.
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Kingsley Egbukole 27 November 2019
A touching poem of disappointment from a loved one.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 27 November 2019
Marvelous picturization of the longing and state of mind of a one sided love while waiting for a look at the beloved hoping she will turn up and keep the unsolicited appointment.
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Bri Edwards 27 November 2019
I recommend Hardy's novel " Jude The Obscure" IF you like/don't mind depressing circumstances. A PH friend suggested i read it and i did, several years ago. bri :)
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Bri Edwards 27 November 2019
She probably had an automobile accident; well a horse and carriage accident in Hardy's days perhaps. She's ONLY a woman! ! ! What did you expect? ! ! bri :)))))))))))
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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 November 2019
So beautifully this poem is composed by Thomas Hardy. I appreciate it.
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Anil Kumar Panda 27 November 2019
Such a beautiful poem! ! Like to read again and again. Loved it.
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Mahtab Bangalee 27 November 2019
You love not me, And love alone can lend you loyalty; // wow fabulous expression
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Aniruddha Pathak 27 November 2019
A Broken Appointment, You did not come for, you did not love, fine... but I'm still disappointed... for, heart has reasons of which head can't appreciate. lovely indeed...
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mariselvam. 25 July 2019
my,life
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