Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Here you will find the Poem Secrets of poet Letitia Elizabeth Landon


LIFE has dark secrets; and the hearts are few 
That treasure not some sorrow from the world-- 
A sorrow silent, gloomy, and unknown, 
Yet colouring the future from the past. 
We see the eye subdued, the practised smile, 
The word well weighed before it pass the lip, 
And know not of the misery within: 
Yet there it works incessantly, and fears 
The time to come; for time is terrible, 
Avenging, and betraying.