Child of a Day

Original Text: 
Walter Savage Landor, Gebir, Count Julian (1831).
1Child of a day, thou knowest not
2      The tears that overflow thy urn,
3The gushing eyes that read thy lot,
4      Nor, if thou knewest, couldst return!
5And why the wish! the pure and blest
6      Watch like thy mother o'er thy sleep.
7O peaceful night! O envied rest!
8      Thou wilt not ever see her weep.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
H. Kerpneck
RPO Edition: 
3RP 3.5.