Virginia Lucas Poetry ScrapbookMain MenuAbout This ProjectThe PoemsResearch Essays"Not Ours The Vows," by Bernard Barton"Oh no we never mention Her" by Thomas Haynes Bayly"A man's a man for a' that," by Robert Burns"The Death of the Flowers," by William Cullen Bryant"Darkness," by Lord Byron"The Parting Requiem" by Louisa Macartney Crawford"A Name in The Sand" by Hannah F. Gould"Twilight" by Fitzgreen Halleck"The Rock Beside the Sea," by Felicia Dorothea Hemans"The Maniac," by Matthew Gregory LewisPage compiled by Anthony Tamberrino"Psalm of Life," by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"The Grave" by James Montgomery"Farewell but Whenever You Welcome the Hour" by Thomas Moore"The Last Rose of Summer" by Thomas Moore"Love Not" by Caroline Norton"To _______" by Percy Bysshe Shelley"White Roses," by Sarah Louisa P. Smith"There are Gains for All Our Losses," by Richard Henry Stoddard"Love" by Charles Swain"Rest," by Susan Archer Talley"Ask Me No More" by Alfred, Lord TennysonTranscription and essays by Christian Ritter"And I have felt a spirit which disturbs me," by William Wordsworth
"Oh no we never mention Her" by Thomas Haynes Bayly
Oh no we never mention her; Her name is never heard; My lips are now forbid to speak That once familiar word: From sport to sport they hurry me To banish my regret, And they win a smile from me They think that I forget.
They bid me seek in change of scene, The charms that others see; But were I in a foreign land, They'd find no change in me: Tis true that I behold no more, the valley where we met, I do not see the hawthorne tree, But how can I forget?
For Oh! There are so many things Recall the past to me, The breeze upon the sunny hills The billows of the sea The rosy tint that decks the sky, Before the sun is set, Aye every leaf I look upon, Forbids me to forget!
They tell me she is happy now, The gayest of the gay; They hint that she forgets me, But heed not what they say; Like me perhaps she struggles, With each feeling of regret, But if she loves, as I have loved, She never can forget. T. H. Bayly