Farewell! But When Roses

Saying farewell to someone you love is difficult. The poet, Mary C. Ryan, reminds us of the memories that we will always have.

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Farewell! But When Roses
Poet: Mary C. Ryan

Farewell! but when roses shed their perfume o'er thee,
At twilight's sweet hour, sacred to love.
Search thy memory's dark vaults, for remembrance of me,
And find the charms, which thy bright eyes wove;
And then if thou canst, oh, dispel that strange power
Which has doomed me their captive to be!
For afar from those orbs, a faithful sunflower,
My poor heart will be turning to thee.

Though the fountain of love, which is sparkling so bright,
In the glance of your dark hazel eyes;
Will be frozen and still, far away from that light,
In the gloom of life's sorrowful days.
But beauties of sunbeams are gorgeously revealed,
In the ice on a bleak winter's day;
So love's silvery sprays, by thy cold frown congealed,
Vanished hopes and bright smiles will display.

I leave thee, but sad thoughts, like the frost on the rose,
Will cling to my heart's innermost fold;
For soon in the dim, shadowy past must repose,
Love's soft pinions of crimson and gold.
Too fondly I have loved thee; I cannot forget
The fleet arrows that wounded my heart,
Though hope's bloom is shed, in my bosom lives regret.
And time brings no balm for true love's smart.

Then farewell! but remember my love can not die,
Linked to life, a flow'r to its stem;
Though rejected and scorned, in my bosom 'twill lie,
A heart's devotion, life's priceless gem,
When thy smiles and affections another has won,
And hope's rainbow is seen through your tears.
E'en then in thy memory keep a green spot for one
Who so truly has loved you for years.

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Bid You Adieu
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

To my dear friend, I bid you adieu,
As you move on to pastures new.
Though distance may keep us apart,
Our friendship will forever live in my heart.

Though tears may fall upon my cheek,
I know your path is one you must seek.
So go forth, my friend, and thrive,
And remember the times we did contrive.

Our Last Farewell
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

As we bid our last farewell,
My heart sinks into a deep and somber spell.
Your presence will be missed dearly,
The thought of parting leaves me nearly teary.

Memories of laughter and joy we shared,
Now fade away like the echoes in thin air.
Please remember me, my dear friend,
Until we meet again at life's bitter end.

Heartfelt Wishes
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

Farewell, my dearest love, I bid adieu,
With heartfelt wishes and sincere care for you.
May your path be illuminated by the shining sun,
And your journey be filled with joy that can't be undone.

May happiness embrace you as you move ahead,
May peace be your companion, in every step you tread.
Though this farewell marks our parting way,
My love and prayers shall always stay.

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