Verse > Anthologies > The World’s Best Poetry > Vol. III. Sorrow and Consolation
Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume III. Sorrow and Consolation.  1904.
II. Parting and Absence
“Adieu, adieu! my native shore”
Lord Byron (1788–1824)
ADIEU, adieu! my native shore
  Fades o’er the waters blue;
The night-winds sigh, the breakers roar,
  And shrieks the wild sea-mew.
Yon sun that sets upon the sea        5
  We follow in his flight;
Farewell awhile to him and thee,
  My native Land—Good Night!
A few short hours, and he will rise
  To give the morrow birth;        10
And I shall hail the main and skies,
  But not my mother earth.
Deserted is my own good hall,
  Its hearth is desolate;
Wild weeds are gathering on the wall;        15
  My dog howls at the gate.

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