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Poem by William Ernest Henley


To My Wife


Take, dear, my little sheaf of songs,
For, old or new,
All that is good in them belongs
Only to you;

And, singing as when all was young,
They will recall
Those others, lived but left unsung Ц
The best of all 



William Ernest Henley


William Ernest Henley's other poems:
  1. Ballade of the Toyokuni Colour-Print
  2. London Voluntaries. 5. Allegro Maëstoso
  3. Envoy
  4. Attadale, West Highlands
  5. Echoes. 22. The West a Glimmering Lake of Light


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Oscar Wilde To My Wife ("I can write no stately proem")
  • James Maxwell To My Wife ("Oft in the night, from this lone room")
  • Gerald Massey To My Wife ("LIKE those Ambassadors of old, that went")
  • Alexander Posey To My Wife ("IТve seen the beauty of the rose")
  • Mortimer Collins To My Wife ("Fast falls the snow, O lady mine!")

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