Good-bye

Ada Cambridge 1844 (St Germans, Norfolk) – 1926 (Melbourne)

Good-bye! -- 'tis like a churchyard bell -- good-bye!
  Poor weeping eyes! Poor head, bowed down with woe!
  Kiss me again, dear love, before you go.
Ah, me, how fast the precious moments fly!
  Good-bye! Good-bye!

We are like mourners when they stand and cry
  At open grave in wintry wind and rain.
  Yes, it is death. But you shall rise again --
Your sun return to this benighted sky.
  Good-bye! Good-bye!

The great physician, Time, shall pacify
  This parting anguish with another friend.
  Your heart is broken now, but it will mend.
Though it is death, yet still you will not die.
  Good-bye! Good-bye!

Dear heart! dear eyes! dear tongue, that cannot lie!
  Your love is true, your grief is deep and sore;
  But love will pass -- then you will grieve no more.
New love will come. Your tears will soon be dry.
  Good-bye! Good-bye!

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Ada Cambridge

Ada Cambridge, later known as Ada Cross, was an English-born Australian writer. She wrote more than 25 works of fiction, three volumes of poetry and two autobiographical works. Many of her novels were serialised in Australian newspapers but never published in book form. While she was known to friends and family by her married name, Ada Cross, her newspaper readers knew her as A. C.. She later reverted to her maiden name, Ada Cambridge, and that is how she is known today.  more…

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