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Featured Poem: To Time by Mary Tighe

Written by Jamie Barton, 30th October 2023

For October's Featured Poem, Lisa has chosen to read 'To Time' by Mary Tighe


To Time 

by Mary Tighe

Yes, gentle time, thy gradual, healing hand
Hath stolen from sorrow’s grasp the envenomed dart;
Submitting to thy skill, my passive heart
Feels that no grief can thy soft power withstand;
And though my aching breast still heaves the sigh,
Though oft the tear swells silent in mine eye;
Yet the keen pang, the agony is gone;
Sorrow and I shall part; and these faint throes
Are but the remnant of severer woes:
As when the furious tempest is o’erblown,
And when the sky has wept its violence,
The opening heavens will oft let fall a shower,
The poor o’ercharged boughs still drops dispense,
And still the loaded streams in torrents pour.



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