Walter Savage Landor

(30 January 1775 – 17 September 1864 / Warwick)

Mild Is The Parting Year - Poem by Walter Savage Landor

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.


Comments about Mild Is The Parting Year by Walter Savage Landor

  • (1/2/2017 10:55:00 PM)


    Life passes on more rudely feet
    And blameless is it's closing day
    Superb conceptualization of life and it's rhythm. Thanks for sharing it here.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/2/2017 6:08:00 PM)


    Happy new year to all friends at PH+++++++++++++ Thanks for sharing this nice poem+++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Jaya Das (1/2/2017 10:21:00 AM)


    beautifully welcoming the new year....great write.... (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (1/2/2017 3:44:00 AM)

    tom allport
    a poem of reflection and also thoughts for the future. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/2/2017 12:48:00 AM)

    Parting year!
    Welcome to the new year! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Amar Agarwala (1/2/2017 12:24:00 AM)


    i am reading Walter Landor for the first time and must say that the poem is lovely. Small and full of meaning. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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