poet Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor

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Mild Is The Parting Year

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.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (1/2/2020 8:09:00 AM)

    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 BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/2/2020 3:36:00 AM)

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

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  • Kevin PatrickKevin Patrick (1/2/2019 11:50:00 PM)

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

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/2/2019 1:05:00 PM)

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

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (1/2/2019 6:38:00 AM)

    Life passes on more rudely fleet,
    And balmless is its closing day. a very good poem.

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (1/2/2019 3:23:00 AM)

    Can't say the same of 2018.

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (1/2/2019 1:45:00 AM)

    Mild feeling of the passing year is the best epitome for it to say good bye and welcoming the new one with human warmth for good hope and progress sure!

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (1/2/2019 1:26:00 AM)

    I agree with Susan Williams.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/2/2019 1:12:00 AM)

    wonderfully said-
    Mild is the parting year, and.....
    ..balmless is its closing day.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (1/2/2019 12:18:00 AM)

    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.

    Such a great poem of the day by Walter Savage Landor.......................

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (1/2/2018 4:08:00 PM)

    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 MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (1/2/2018 2:29:00 PM)

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

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  • Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza (1/2/2018 2:10:00 PM)

    Mild is the parting year, and sweet, well written

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (1/2/2018 6:59:00 AM)

    Beautiful reflective poem.

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  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (1/2/2018 1:50:00 AM)

    The coming of new year was as joyful as its parting had been sorrowful......so beautifully composed really very
    outstanding...........thanks for sharing

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  • Houda Boukassoula (1/2/2018 12:38:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem and reflection on time, life; past and future.Thanks for sharing.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (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. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (1/2/2017 6:08:00 PM)

    Happy new year to all friends at PH+++++++++++++ Thanks for sharing this nice poem+++++++

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  • Jaya Das (1/2/2017 10:21:00 AM)

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

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  • Tom Allport (1/2/2017 3:44:00 AM)

    a poem of reflection and also thoughts for the future.

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