Muriel Stuart

(1889-1967 / England)

Now - Poem by Muriel Stuart

TAKE as you will, slake, solace, and possess
While Youth, with laughter, scatters tears that fall
Sudden and shaken sometimes at your call;
Pledge me in passion and in gentleness,--
In praise and prayer, I would not give you less,
Be less unconquerably true in all,
Take my young kisses,--my young spirit's thrall,
Forbid not Now's imperishable "Yes"!
When I am old, and cold, and wise, and grown
As far beyond as you outstrip me now,--
Nor plead, nor pant, nor challenge nor protest;
Oh, come not then, all these years less your own;
Too old to love, too wise to heed your vow,
Too cold to feel your cold hand upon my breast.


Comments about Now by Muriel Stuart

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/13/2017 8:20:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem with amusing depiction. Congratulations to his soul for being selected as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (9/13/2017 7:40:00 AM)


    'Too old to love, too wise to heed your vow,
    Too cold to feel your cold hand upon my breast. is so beautiful. A poem I would like to read again and again. Thanks for posting.
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  • Rajnish Manga (9/13/2017 2:39:00 AM)


    When I am old, and cold, and wise, and grown
    As far beyond as you outstrip me now, -
    Too old to love, too wise to heed your vow.... //.... Romanticism merged in reality presents a sad picture. Thanks.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (9/13/2017 12:45:00 AM)


    Such an enjoyable poem to read...... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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