Arthur Symons

(28 February 1865 – 22 January 1945 / Milford Havens, Wales)

You Remain - Poem by Arthur Symons

As a perfume doth remain
In the folds where it hath lain,
So the thought of you, remaining
Deeply folded in my brain,
Will not leave me; all things leave me -
You remain.

Other thoughts may come and go,
Other moments I may know
That shall waft me, in their going,
As a breath blown to and fro,
Fragrant memories; fragrant memories
Come and go.

Only thoughts of you remain
In my heart where they have lain,
Perfumed thoughts of you, remaining,
A hid sweetness, in my brain.
Others leave me; all things leave me -
You remain.


Comments about You Remain by Arthur Symons

  • (6/12/2017 10:19:00 PM)


    Visual, deep and beautifully written. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/12/2017 10:17:00 PM)


    Lovely, a joy to read. (Report) Reply

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    My all time favourite! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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