A Song Of Eternity In Time Poem by Sidney Lanier

A Song Of Eternity In Time

Rating: 3.3

Once, at night, in the manor wood
My Love and I long silent stood,
Amazed that any heavens could
Decree to part us, bitterly repining.
My Love, in aimless love and grief,
Reached forth and drew aside a leaf
That just above us played the thief
And stole our starlight that for us was shining.

A star that had remarked her pain
Shone straightway down that leafy lane,
And wrought his image, mirror-plain,
Within a tear that on her lash hung gleaming.
"Thus Time," I cried, "is but a tear
Some one hath wept 'twixt hope and fear,
Yet in his little lucent sphere
Our star of stars, Eternity, is beaming."

Kevin Straw 14 September 2012

I suppose twee nonsense is about it. The idea that a star' s mirror image would appear in a tear is a leeettle too much to believe - even if it had marked her pain!

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Marcella D 14 September 2011

It is so sad and beautiful at the sametime. Would be a good deep emotional poem for those who like poems with emotions.

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beautiful poem...so nicely written and rhymed..

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Aftab Alam Khursheed 14 September 2014

A Song Of Eternity In Time is so beautiful with its symbolism lovely

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Soulful Heart 14 September 2014

beauty of metaphoric imagery thru the bubble of transient time of life like a tear.....stars of eternity mocking yet beaming at the hope that keeps the world gping on......

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samra sadik 12 July 2018

it is very nice and amazing

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 17 March 2018

Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

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Rajendra Kumar 17 March 2018

too tangential, somewhere in race for vocabulary the feelings are lost

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Kumarmani Mahakul 17 March 2018

Beautiful expression. Nice penmanship.

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Rajnish Manga 17 March 2018

Within a tear that on her lash hung gleaming. Some one hath wept 'twixt hope and fear.... //.... A Song Of Eternity with love, fear, hope and divine grace.

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