William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

If It Should Come To Be - Poem by William Ernest Henley

If it should come to be,
This proof of you and me,
This type and sign
Of hours that smiled and shone,
And yet seemed dead and gone
As old-world wine:

Of Them Within the Gate
Ask we no richer fate,
No boon above,
For girl child or for boy,
My gift of life and joy,
Your gift of love.


Comments about If It Should Come To Be by William Ernest Henley

  • (7/26/2016 11:58:00 PM)


    Beauty and sweetness in simplicity marvelously dissolved in this superb poem. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (7/26/2016 8:50:00 PM)


    Simple, heart-felt words are always the best. Need to read more William Ernest Henley (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (7/26/2016 1:37:00 PM)


    We should always be grateful to the Almighty for all His gifts and blessings that enrich our lives:
    No boon above,
    For girl child or for boy,
    My gift of life and joy,
    Your gift of love.
    (Report) Reply

  • (7/26/2016 11:32:00 AM)


    Such a lovely poem. Short & sweet! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder (7/26/2016 8:11:00 AM)


    I love this poem! Great stuff. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/26/2016 3:58:00 AM)


    Life and joy! With the peace of your mind. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010



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