Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

(22 March 1808 – 15 June 1877 / London)

My Childhood's Home - Poem by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

I HAVE tasted each varied pleasure,
And drunk of the cup of delight;
I have danced to the gayest measure
In the halls of dazzling light.
I have dwelt in a blaze of splendour,
And stood in the courts of kings;
I have snatched at each toy that could render
More rapid the flight of Time's wings.
But vainly I've sought for joy or peace,
In that life of light and shade;
And I turn with a sigh to my own dear home-
The home where my childhood played!

When jewels are sparkling round me,
And dazzling with their rays,
I weep for the ties that bound me
In life's first early days.
I sigh for one of the sunny hours
Ere day was turned to-night;
For one of my nosegays of fresh wild flowers,
Instead of those jewels bright.
I weep when I gaze on the scentless buds
Which never can bloom or fade;
And I turn with a sigh to those gay green fields-
The home where my childhood played.


Comments about My Childhood's Home by Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton

  • Susan Williams (3/3/2017 2:50:00 PM)


    I know it sounds like poor-little-rich-girl but after readung several other poems by her, I feel for that empty loveless life she is trapped in. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010



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