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lost light
Posted by: faraz (---.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net)
Date: September 21, 2004 02:16AM

hello everyone and anyone

i am trying to find a poem of which i remember neither the author nor the exact lines. all i can offer is the gist of the poem: a man walks to a hill towards his wife's grave and remembers their all-too-little time together.


If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter.

Re: lost light
Posted by: Desi (---.ia3.marketscore.com)
Date: November 24, 2004 07:27AM

it reminds me of Emily bronte's remembrance. But I couldn't find anything with the title "lost light". Do you remember any specific words?

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by Emily Jane Brontė

Cold in the earth - and the deep snow piled above thee!
Far, far removed, cold in the dreary grave!
Have I forgot, my only Love, to love thee,
Severed at last by Time's all-severing wave?

Now, when alone, do my thoughts no longer hover
Over the mountains on Angora's shore;
Resting their wings where heath and fern-leaves cover
That noble heart for ever, ever more?

Cold in the earth - and fifteen wild Decembers
From those brown hills have melted into spring:
Faithful, indeed, is the spirit that remembers
After such years of change and suffering!

Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee
While the world's tide is bearing me along;
Sterner desires and darker hopes beset me,
Hopes which obscure but cannot do thee wrong.

No other Sun has lightened up my heaven;
No other Star has ever shone for me:
All my life's bliss from thy dear life was given--
All my life's bliss is in the grave with thee.

But when the days of golden dreams had perished
And even Despair was powerless to destroy,
Then did I learn how existence could be cherished,
Strengthened, and fed without the aid of joy;

Then did I check my tears of useless passion -
Weaned my young soul from yearning after thine;
Sternly denied its burning wish to hasten
Down to that tomb already more than mine!

And even yet, I dare not let it languish,
Dare not indulge in Memory's rapturous pain;
Once drinking deep of that divinest anguish,
How could I seek the empty world again?

Re: lost light
Posted by: ilza (---.162.246.59.user.ajato.com.br)
Date: November 24, 2004 08:26AM

Come to the orchid in Spring.
There is light and wine, and sweethearts
in the pomegranate flowers.
If you do not come, these do not matter.
If you do come, these do not matter.

by Rumi :
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Re: lost light
Posted by: faraz (---.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net)
Date: November 29, 2004 02:34AM


found it.

The Walk

You did not walk with me
Of late to the hill-top tree
By the gated ways,
As in earlier days;
You were weak and lame,
So you never came,
And I went alone, and I did not mind,
Not thinking of you as left behind.

I walked up there to-day
Just in the former way;
Surveyed around
The familiar ground
By myself again:
What difference, then?
Only that underlying sense
Of the look of a room on returning thence.

Re: lost light
Posted by: faraz (---.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net)
Date: November 29, 2004 02:35AM


by thomas hardy

Re: lost light
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt11.mel1.da.uu.net)
Date: November 29, 2004 08:17AM

So what was the 'lost light'?

Re: lost light
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: November 29, 2004 11:59AM

Strange what one (mis)remembers, no? The look of a room on returning thence is recalled as a lost light. Most interesting.

Re: lost light
Posted by: faraz (---.uta.edu)
Date: December 07, 2004 01:58PM

sorry all,

i was not referring to the title of the poem; just the poem in general: something beautiful lost, thus lost light.


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