I Remember, I Remember Poem by Thomas Hood

I Remember, I Remember

Rating: 3.7

I Remember, I Remember

I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor brought too long a day;
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.

I remember, I remember
The roses red and white,
The violets and the lily cups--
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,--
The tree is living yet!

I remember, I remember
Where I was used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now,
The summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.

I remember, I remember
The fir-trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky:
It was a childish ignorance,
But now 'tis little joy
To know I'm farther off from Heaven
Than when I was a boy.

Arpita Choudhury 19 August 2011

beautiful poem. simple and profound!

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Juan Olivarez 18 August 2011

He can't accept your compliment Gordon, he's been dead 166 years, put yours up, I am sure it will be good.

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Clive Woods 24 November 2012

Beautiful poem. It reminds me of the house where I was born. Holihocks reaching up to my bedroom window in Church Lane, Kelsale near Saxmundham.

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Arrie Boediman La Ede 18 August 2011

Great! Nice poem Regards, Arrie

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Bella Stylos 18 August 2011

i lyk d sense of innocence, d past.

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Nabakishore Dash 02 September 2021

very memory reviving poem nicely written.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 September 2021

Most deserving poem of the Day. Congratulations!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 September 2021

Marvelous poem, crystal clear and beautiful

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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 August 2021

Beautiful poem, a very pleasing read

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Sylvia Frances Chan 31 August 2021

Lovely poem, impressive read and so simple.5 Stars full

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Thomas Hood

Thomas Hood

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