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Mild Is The Parting Year

Rating: 3.3

Mild is the parting year, and sweet
The odour of the falling spray;
Life passes on more rudely fleet,
And balmless is its closing day.

I wait its close, I court its gloom,
But mourn that never must there fall
Or on my breast or on my tomb
The tear that would have soothed it all.

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Susan Williams 02 January 2018

The tear that would have soothed it all. - - - That was a well-turned line and really entices the reader into thinking more about the poem.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 January 2018

This poem is tender, sweet and very beautifully penned.10

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Edward Kofi Louis 02 January 2019

The falling spray! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Jaya Das 02 January 2017

beautifully welcoming the new year....great write....

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Tom Allport 02 January 2017

a poem of reflection and also thoughts for the future.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 January 2021

Truly mildest is my parting year despite entering Covid-19 part 2 till the 19th January 2021 (next) . I thank God for this mildest year-change and this beautiful Classic poem Of The Day by Walter Savage Landor, this poem conjures magic! !

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 January 2021

Happy New Year to all my friends on Poem Hunter Poem Site.5 Stars

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Dr Antony Theodore 02 January 2020

I wait its close, I court its gloom, But mourn that never must there fall Or on my breast or on my tomb The tear that would have soothed it all. A beautiful poem

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Mahtab Bangalee 02 January 2020

beautiful reflective poem penned- on my breast or on my tomb The tear that would have soothed it all. ///

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Kevin Patrick 02 January 2019

a toast to the past, and drink to the future.

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