Robert Seymour Bridges

(1844 - 1930 / England)

I Will Not Let Thee Go - Poem by Robert Seymour Bridges

I will not let thee go.
Ends all our month-long love in this?
Can it be summed up so,
Quit in a single kiss?
I will not let thee go.

I will not let thee go.
If thy words' breath could scare thy deeds,
As the soft south can blow
And toss the feathered seeds,
Then might I let thee go.

I will not let thee go.
Had not the great sun seen, I might;
Or were he reckoned slow
To bring the false to light,
Then might I let thee go.

I will not let thee go.
The stars that crowd the summer skies
Have watched us so below
With all their million eyes,
I dare not let thee go.

I will not let thee go.
Have we chid the changeful moon,
Now rising late, and now
Because she set too soon,
And shall I let thee go?

I will not let thee go.
Have not the young flowers been content,
Plucked ere their buds could blow,
To seal our sacrament?
I cannot let thee go.

I will not let thee go.
I hold thee by too many bands:
Thou sayest farewell, and lo!
I have thee by the hands,
And will not let thee go.


Comments about I Will Not Let Thee Go by Robert Seymour Bridges

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (4/27/2016 1:07:00 AM)


    I will not let thee go.
    Have we chid the changeful moon,
    Now rising late, and now
    Because she set too soon,
    And shall I let thee go?

    I will not let thee go.
    Have not the young flowers been content,
    Plucked ere their buds could blow,
    To seal our sacrament?
    I cannot let thee go.

    Two best stanzas I liked most.
    Perfect rhyming. Enjoyable.
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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/4/2016 10:53:00 PM)


    Nice n sensual poem...... (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (2/4/2016 3:14:00 PM)


    Hmmm.... a stalker anthem? I understand what this feels like but this feeling cannot be acted on (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (5/25/2015 5:43:00 AM)


    Fantastic poem and beautiful rhyming in the end lines (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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