i A Time and a Place...: I Cannot Sing The Old Songs...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

I Cannot Sing The Old Songs...

I just want to share this beautiful poem…
 
"I Cannot Sing the Old Songs"
{Claribel} Mrs. Charles Barnard
 
I cannot sing the old songs,
I sang long years ago.
 
For heart and voice would fail me
And foolish tears would flow;
 
For bygone hours come o'er my heart
With each familiar strain.
 
I cannot sing the old songs,
Or dream those dreams again.
 
 
I cannot sing the old songs,
Their charm is sad and deep,
 
Their melodies would waken,
Old sorrows from their sleep
 
And tho' all unforgotten still,
And sadly sweet they be,
 
I cannot sing the old songs,
They are too dear to me.
 
 
I cannot sing the old songs,
For visions come again,
 
Of golden dreams departed,
And years of weary pain,
 
Perhaps when earthly fetters shall
Have set my spirit free,
 
My voice may know the old songs
For all eternity.
 
Later…
 

1 Comments:

Blogger bigwhitehat said...

Outstanding.

9:36 PM  

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