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In our boat

Language: English

Stars trembling o'er us and sunset before us,
Mountains in shadow and forests asleep;
Down the dim river we float on forever,
Speak not, ah, breathe not, -- there's peace on the deep.

Come not, pale Sorrow, flee till to-morrow,
Rest softly falling o'er eyelids that weep;
While down the river we float on forever,
Speak not, ah, breathe not, -- there's peace on the deep.

As the waves cover the depths-we glide over,
So let the past in forgetfulness sleep,
While down the river we float on forever,
Speak not, ah, breathe not, -- there's peace on the deep.

Heaven shine above us, bless all that love us,
All whom we love in thy tenderness keep!
While down the river we float on forever,
Speak not, ah, breathe not, -- there's peace on the deep.


Copied from Poems, Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867, pages 34-35.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Text added to the website: 2012-08-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:02
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