Thomas Hood

Here you will find the Poem My Heart Is Sick With Longing of poet Thomas Hood

My Heart Is Sick With Longing

My heart is sick with longing, tho' I feed 
On hope; Time goes with such a heavy pace 
That neither brings nor takes from thy embrace, 
As if he slept?forgetting his old speed: 
For, as in sunshine only we can read 
The march of minutes on the dial's face, 
So in the shadows of this lonely place 
There is no love, and Time is dead indeed. 
But when, dear lady, I am near thy heart, 
Thy smile is time, and then so swift it flies, 
It seems we only meet to tear apart, 
With aching hands and lingering of eyes. 
Alas, alas! that we must learn hours' flight 
By the same light of love that makes them bright!