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A Petition To Time

Barry Cornwall 1787 (Leeds, Yorkshire) – 1874 (London)



TOUCH us gently, Time!
 Let us glide adown thy stream
Gently,—as we sometimes glide
 Through a quiet dream.
Humble voyagers are We,
Husband, wife, and children three—
(One is lost,—an angel, fled
To the azure overhead.)
 
Touch us gently, Time!
 We ’ve not proud nor soaring wings:
Our ambition, our content,
 Lies in simple things.
Humble voyagers are We,
O’er Life’s dim, unsounded sea,
Seeking only some calm clime;—
Touch us gently, gentle Time!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Barry Cornwall

Bryan Waller Procter (pseud. Barry Cornwall) was an English poet who served as a Commissioner in Lunacy. more…

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