Richard Le Gallienne

(1866-1947 / England)

The Song That Lasts - Poem by Richard Le Gallienne

Songs I sang of lordly matters,
Life and death, and stars and sea;
Nothing of them now remains
But the song I sang for thee.

Vain the learned elaborate metres,
Vain the deeply pondered line;
All the rest are dust and ashes
But that little song of thine.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010



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