William Schwenck Gilbert

(1836 - 1911 / London / England)

Ah Me! - Poem by William Schwenck Gilbert

When maiden loves, she sits and sighs,
She wanders to and fro;
Unbidden tear-drops fill her eyes,
And to all questions she replies,
With a sad heigho!
'Tis but a little word - "heigho!"
So soft, 'tis scarcely heard - "heigho!"
An idle breath -
Yet life and death
May hang upon a maid's "heigho!"

When maiden loves, she mopes apart,
As owl mopes on a tree;
Although she keenly feels the smart,
She cannot tell what ails her heart,
With its sad "Ah me!"
'Tis but a foolish sigh - "Ah me!"
Born but to droop and die - "Ah me!"
Yet all the sense
Of eloquence
Lies hidden in a maid's "Ah me!"


Comments about Ah Me! by William Schwenck Gilbert

  • Konab Ghumman (4/3/2019 12:58:00 PM)

    super nice, a stunning piece of work
    and honestly in my opinion it's the best
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  • Konab Ghumman (4/3/2019 12:57:00 PM)

    beautiful and lyrical, an amazing write...

    She cannot tell what ails her heart,
    With its sad " Ah me! "
    'Tis but a foolish sigh - " Ah me! "
    Born but to droop and die - " Ah me! "
    Yet all the sense
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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