Collected Poems of Henry Derozio: Preface by Manu Samriti Chander; Edited by Amardeep Singh

Hopeless Grief

O! I would weep a sea of tears, 
   Could weeping drown my woe. 
Or smile with hope that future years 
   Might all untroubled flow. 

The memory of the pleasant past 
   Might now some comfort bring. 
But that's a thought too bright to last, 
   It flies on fleetest wing. 

With hope of change my bosom glad 
   Might be, but hope is o'er; 
The present is an earnest sad 
   Of sorrow yet in store. 

March, 1826.

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