BETA

6.

LESSON TO POETS.

Try not, or murmur not if tried in vain,1
In fair rememberable words to set2
Each scene or presence of especial gain,3
As hoarded gems in precious cabinet.4
Simply enjoy the present loveliness ; —5
Let it become a portion of your being ;6
Close your glad gaze, but see it none the less,7
No clearer with your eye, than spirit, seeing.8
And, when you part at last, turn once again,9
Swearing that beauty shall be unforgot :10
So in far sorrows it shall ease your pain,11
In distant struggles it shall calm your strife,12
And in your further and serener life,13
Who says that it shall be remember’d not ?14