Regret And Remorse
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Regret with streaming eyes doth seem alway
A maiden widowed on her wedding day.
While dark Remorse, with eyes too sad for tears,
A crushed, desponding Magdalene appears.
One, with a hungering heart unsatisfied,
Mourns for imagined joys that were denied.
The other, pierced by recollected sin,
Broods o'er the scars of pleasures that have been.
Poems of SentimentCopyright 1911
Gay And Hancock, Ltd., London