Thomas Hood

Here you will find the Poem Farewell, Life! My Senses Swim of poet Thomas Hood

Farewell, Life! My Senses Swim

Farewell, Life! My senses swim, 
And the world is growing dim; 
Thronging shadows cloud the light, 
Like the advent of the night,? 
Colder, colder, colder still, 
Upward steals a vapor chill? 
Strong the earthy odor grows? 
I smell the mould above the rose!

Welcome, Life! the Spirit strives! 
Strength returns, and hope revives; 
Cloudy fears and shapes forlorn 
Fly like shadows at the morn,? 
O'er the earth there comes a bloom? 
Sunny light for sullen gloom, 
Warm perfume for vapor cold? 
I smell the rose above the mould!