A haunting poem ……………

I’ ve been in the habit of collecting quotations and short poems from my school days and  browsing through an old diary I came across a poem I had written down which I ‘d like to share.

It has a nice haunting sound to it. It also says in a few words how fleeting life is.

Its contained in a collection of poems titled Tales of the Wayside Inn by American poet  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Ships that Pass in the Night

 Ships that pass in the night and speak,

Each other in passing,

Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness,

 So on the ocean of life,

We pass and speak one another,

 Only a look and a voice,

Then darkness again and a silence.



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2 thoughts on “A haunting poem ……………”

  1. Hello, this is good. Another poem you should add, take a look at…. which I re-discovered after having to coerce Shailen into doing his English homework is “If” by Rudyard Kipling. It really resonates and relates to everything happening today – around the world. xx

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