Longing Poem by Matthew Arnold

Longing

Rating: 3.6


Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.

Come, as thou cam'st a thousand times,
A messenger from radiant climes,
And smile on thy new world, and be
As kind to others as to me!

Or, as thou never cam'st in sooth,
Come now, and let me dream it truth,
And part my hair, and kiss my brow,
And say, My love why sufferest thou?

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ronald Harbron 15 May 2014

Waiting for a lost love.

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Richard Blay 14 April 2015

Nice piece, love is such an illogical subject, well expressed.

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Chinedu Dike 14 April 2015

Lovely and very romantic. A beautiful poem indeed.

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Edgar Stevens 22 June 2015

I agree with you on that.

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brian 16 January 2021

sounds like a love one that died, and only way to experience him.her is in one's dreams

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nabila 12 December 2017

The kind of longing poetry

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Taka byaching 21 November 2017

Make a conclusion note

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Warden Vukeya 22 October 2016

thumb's up. this is good work

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Terry Craddock 14 April 2015

Seems like a beautiful take on unrequited love, trading the love sick days longing torment, for dreams of nightly longed for affection which by day again turn sour, the hopeless longing of the day, is day night cyclic chased away.

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