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Poem by Joseph Rodman Drake


Day gradual fades, in evening gray,
   Its last faint beam hath fled,
And sinks the suns declining ray
   In oceans wavy bed.
So oer the loves and joys of youth
   Thy waves, Indifference, roll;
So mantles round our days of truth
   That death-pool of the soul.

Spreads oer the heavens the shadowy night
   Her dim and shapeless form,
So human pleasures, frail and light,
   Are lost in passions storm.
So fades the sunshine of the breast,
   So passions dreamings fall,
So friendships fervours sink to rest,
   Oblivion shrouds them all.

Joseph Rodman Drake

Joseph Rodman Drake's other poems:
  1. To Eva
  2. To Sarah
  3. Bronx
  4. Niagara
  5. The Culprit Fay

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • John Keats Lines ("UNFELT unheard, unseen")
  • William Wordsworth Lines ("STRANGER! this hillock of misshapen stones")
  • Samuel Coleridge Lines ("RICHER than miser oer his countless hoards")
  • Thomas Hood Lines ("Let Us Make a Leap, My Dear")
  • Thomas Hardy Lines ("Before we part to alien thoughts and aims")
  • Samuel Johnson Lines ("Wheresoe'er I turn my view") 1777
  • Francis Thompson Lines ("O tree of many branches! One thou hast")
  • Robert Burns Lines ("I MURDER hate by field or flood") 1790
  • Letitia Landon Lines ("She kneels by the grave where her lover sleeps")
  • Oliver Holmes Lines ("COME back to your mother, ye children, for shame")
  • Ebenezer Elliott Lines ("FROM Shirecliffe, oer a silent sea of trees")
  • George Morris Lines ("O Love! the mischief thou hast done!")
  • John Lockhart Lines ("When youthful faith hath fled")
  • Thomas Talfourd Lines ("HOW simple in their grandeur are the forms ")
  • John Reade Lines ("I KNELT down as I poured my spirit forth by that gray gate")

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