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> I REMEMBER, I REMEMBER, THOMAS HOOD - (1799-1845) Thank you, Ron!
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post Mar 10 09, 10:02
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Thank you, Ron, for finding the complete piece for me! I only remembered the first stanza...Childhood memories!


I Remember, I Remember

I remember, I remember
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn;
He never came a wink too soon
Nor brought too long a day;
But now, I often wish the night
Had borne my breath away.

I remember, I remember
The roses, red and white,
The violets, and the lily-cups—
Those flowers made of light!
The lilacs where the robin built,
And where my brother set
The laburnum on his birthday,--
The tree is living yet!

I remember, I remember
Where I used to swing,
And thought the air must rush as fresh
To swallows on the wing;
My spirit flew in feathers then
That is so heavy now,
The summer pools could hardly cool
The fever on my brow.

I remember, I remember
The fir trees dark and high;
I used to think their slender tops
Were close against the sky;
It was a childish ignorance,
But now ‘tis little joy
To know I’m farther off from Heaven
Than when I was a boy.


Thomas Hood (1799-1845)


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Dear Sylvia,
I had forgotten "I Remember, I Remember"!
Cheers, Ron jgdittier


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