Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Feb. 27, 1807 - Mar. 24, 1882

 

To A Sigh

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Translated from the Trouvères.

And whither goest thou, gentle sigh,
Breathed so softly in my ear?
Say, dost thou bear his fate severe
To Love's poor martyr, doomed to die?
Come, tell me quickly, do not lie;
What secret message bring'st thou here?
And whither goest thou, gentle sigh,
Breathed so softly in my ear?
May Heaven conduct thee to thy will,
And safely speed thee on thy way;
This only would I humbly pray, --
Pierce deep; but oh, forbear to kill!
And whither goest thou, gentle sigh,
Breathed so softly in my ear?

Source:

Longfellow's Poetical Works
Copyright 1893
Henry Frowde, London
 
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