Barry Cornwall

Here you will find the Poem A Petition To Time of poet Barry Cornwall

A Petition To Time

TOUCH us gently, Time! 
 Let us glide adown thy stream 
Gently,?as we sometimes glide 
 Through a quiet dream. 
Humble voyagers are We, 
Husband, wife, and children three? 
(One is lost,?an angel, fled 
To the azure overhead.) 
Touch us gently, Time! 
 We ?ve not proud nor soaring wings:
Our ambition, our content, 
 Lies in simple things. 
Humble voyagers are We, 
O?er Life?s dim, unsounded sea, 
Seeking only some calm clime;? 
Touch us gently, gentle Time!