Louisa Stuart Costello

(1799-1870 / France)

Song.—the Transient Time - Poem by Louisa Stuart Costello

The transient time, for ever past,

How shall I dare review!—

The fatal day we parted last,

And wept out last adieu!

Alas! that day has swell'd to years—

That sorrow to a sea of tears!


I would the mournful thoughts would fly,

Regretted, loved in vain,

Among the dreams of memory

That never come again!—

Would their remembrance might decay,

Swept like the autumn leaves away!


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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