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English Poetry. William Dean Howells. Change. Уильям Дин Хоуэллс.

William Dean Howells (Уильям Дин Хоуэллс)


SOMETIMES, when after spirited debate
Of letters or affairs, in thought I go
Smiling unto myself, and all aglow
With some immediate purpose, and elate
As if my little, trivial scheme were great,      
And what I would so were already so:
Suddenly I think of her that died, and know,
Whatever friendly or unfriendly fate
Befall me in my hope or in my pride,
It is all nothing but a mockery,        
And nothing can be what it used to be,
When I could bid my happy life abide,
And build on earth for perpetuity,
Then, in the deathless days before she died.

William Dean Howells’s other poems:

  1. Vision
  2. The Song the Oriole Sings
  3. In Earliest Spring
  4. The Sarcastic Fair
  5. By the Sea

Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • Algernon Swinburne (Алджернон Суинбёрн) Change («But now life’s face beholden»)
  • George Wither (Джордж Уидер) Change («The voice which I did more esteem»)
  • Jones Very (Джонс Вери) Change («Father! there is no change to live with Thee»)
  • Ella Wilcox (Элла Уилкокс) Change («Changed? Yes, I will confess it – I have changed»)

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