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Thompson, Francis - Daisy



Type of Spiritual Experience


Superficially a poem about a lost love, but actually a poem about spiritual experience  and how fleeting it is and easily lost

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The Hound of Heaven and other poems – Francis Thompson

from Daisy

 The fairest things have fleetest end
Their scent survives their close
But the rose's scent is bitterness
To him that loved the rose
She looked a little wistfully,
Then went her sunshine way -
The sea's eye had a mist on it
And the leaves fell from the day.
She went her unremembering way
She went and left in me
The pang of all the partings gone
And partings yet to be

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Thompson, Francis

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