Mild is the Parting Year

Original Text: 
Walter Savage Landor, Gebir, Count Julian (1831).
1Mild is the parting year, and sweet
2      The odour of the falling spray;
3Life passes on more rudely fleet,
4      And balmless is its closing day.
5I wait its close, I court its gloom,
6      But mourn that never must there fall
7Or on my breast or on my tomb
8      The tear that would have soothed it all.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
H. Kerpneck
RPO Edition: 
3RP 3.5.