Song of the Soldiers’ Wives and Sweethearts

by Thomas Hardy

At last! In sight of home again,
Of home again;
No more to range and roam again
As at that bygone time?

No more to go away from us
And stay from us ?-
Dawn, hold not long the day from us,
But quicken it to prime !

Home_BlessingsNow all the town shall ring to them,
Shall ring to them,
And we who love them cling to them
And clasp them joyfully;
And cry, ‘O much we’ll do for you
Anew for you,
Dear Loves!- aye, draw and hew for you,
Come back from oversea.’

Some told us we should meet no more,
Yea, meet no more!-
Should wait, and wish, but greet no more
Your faces round our fires;
That, in a while uncharily
And drearily
Men gave their lives- even wearily,
Like those whom living tires.

And now you are nearing home again,
Dears, home again;
No more, may be, to roam again
As at that bygone time,
Which took you far away from us
To stay from us;
Dawn, hold not long the day from us,
But quicken it to prime !

Castle_moxie_tnThe Castle Lady

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3 Responses to Song of the Soldiers’ Wives and Sweethearts

  1. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Amazing poetry by a talented writer. Please read and enjoy.

    Like

  2. Evelyn says:

    Thank you for the comment and for sharing this with others. This one’s so good it could be a rap song, don’t you think ?
    The Castle Lady ; )

    Like

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