John Banister Tabb

1845-1909

 

Childhood

by John Banister Tabb

Old Sorrow I shall meet again,
And Joy, perchance -- but never, never,
Happy Childhood, shall we twain
See each other's face forever!

And yet I would not call thee back,
Dear Childhood, lest the sight of me,
Thine old companion, on the rack
Of Age, should sadden even thee.

Source:

Poems
Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston
 
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