Lines on Hearing the Death of a Young Friend

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Title

Lines on Hearing the Death of a Young Friend

Description

Thou hast passed away, as the flower that bloom'd

In the light of the morning sun;

When evening came with its chilly gloom,

Like the flower thy course was run.


We gazed on thee in the pride of youth,

When thy heart was light and gay;

And could not believe the awful truth,

That thy spirit was call'd away.


Thou hast early fallen in a foreign land,

Few tears were for thee shed;

Thy grave was made by stranger hands,

Among the lonely dead.


Thou hast vanished away as a fleeting dream,

As a vision upon the night,

As a vapour before the bright sunbeam;

Which fades in the morning light.

Creator

Rosa

Source

1:33, p. 132

Date

1827.10.26

Collection

Citation

Rosa, “Lines on Hearing the Death of a Young Friend,” Periodical Poets, accessed April 14, 2024, https://periodicalpoets.com/items/show/82.

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