John Banister Tabb

1845-1909

 

To The Summer Wind

by John Banister Tabb

Art thou the selfsame wind that blew
When I was but a boy?
Thy voice is like the voice I knew,
And yet the thrill of joy
Has softened to a sadder tone --
Perchance the echo of mine own.

Beside a sea of memories
In solitude I dwell:
Upon the shore forsaken lies
Alas! no murmuring shell!
Are all the voices lost to me
Still wandering the world with thee?

Source:

Poems
Copyright 1894
John Lane, LondonCopeland and Day, Boston
 
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