Joseph Rodman Drake

Here you will find the Poem Lines of poet Joseph Rodman Drake


DAY gradual fades, in evening gray, 
Its last faint beam hath fled, 
And sinks the sun's declining ray 
In ocean's wavy bed. 
So o'er the loves and joys of youth 
Thy waves, Indifference, roll; 
So mantles round our days of truth 
That death-pool of the soul. 
Spreads o'er the heavens the shadowy night 
Her dim and shapeless form, 
So human pleasures, frail and light, 
Are lost in passion's storm. 
So fades the sunshine of the breast, 
So passion's dreamings fall, 
So friendship's fervours sink to rest, 
Oblivion shrouds them all.