To Cara, On The Dawning Of A New Year's Day
by Thomas Moore
When midnight came to close the year,
We sigh'd to think it thus should take
The hours it gave us -- hours as dear
As sympathy and love could make
Their blessed moments! every sun
Saw us, my love, more closely one!
But, Cara, when the dawn was nigh
Which came another year to shed,
The smile we caught from eye to eye
Told us those moments were not fled;
Oh no! we felt some future sun
Should see us still more closely one!
Thus may we ever, side by side,
From happy years to happier glide;
And, still, my Cara, may the sigh
We give to hours, that vanish o'er us,
Be follow'd by the smiling eye,
That Hope shall shed on scenes before us!
Source:The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore.
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