Richard Le Gallienne

(1866-1947 / England)

Regret - Poem by Richard Le Gallienne

One asked of regret,
And I made reply:
To have held the bird,
And let it fly;
To have seen the star
For a moment nigh,
And lost it
Through a slothful eye;
To have plucked the flower
And cast it by;
To have one only hope—
To die.


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010



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