1823 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Kirke White

Anonymous, "Written after reading H. K. White's Poem on Solitude" The Kaleidoscope [Liverpool] NS 4 (28 October 1823) 140.



And art thou thus indeed alone?
Quite unbefriended, — all alone?
And hast thou then His name forgot,
Who form'd thy frame, and fix'd thy lot?
Is not His voice in evening's gale?
Beams not with him the star so pale?
Is there a leaf can fade or die,
Unnoticed by His watchful eye?
Each fluttering hope, — each anxious fear,
Each lonely sigh — each silent tear,
To thine Almighty Friend are known,
And sayest thou, — thou art "all alone!"