Dr Ian Inkster

Veteran Poet - 1,538 Points (4 08 49 / Warrington UK)

Your Tears (Poem By John D Sheridan, Music By Ian Inkster) - Poem by Dr Ian Inkster

Your Tears

No tears
Should ever come
To your dear eyes.
They should always be full
Of happiness, and laughter, and surprise

Tears are for tired eyes like mine -
That the world has made sad
Nothing can touch my heart
Or wake my fears
So surely as
Your tears.

Topic(s) of this poem: love, melancholy

Form: Ballad

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Your Tears is a poem by the Irish mystical poet and popular novelist and essayist John D Sheridan from his collection Joe's No Saint, Gill &Son, Dublin,1953] For another set to music also, see Poemhuinter under Ian Inkster, Youth to Death.

It does sometimes strike me hwo so many poets give such mundane titles to often enough dramatic and romantic verse! Thus Sheridan's Youth to Death might surely have been entitled Fearsome Death, or perhaps Pass me and Leave Me. This present short verse might well have been better entitled Tears are for Tired Eyes! Its all very frustrating for any songwriter certainly! !

Ian Inkster 2017, London.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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