When I Have Fears | Sympathy Poems

When I Have Fears
(Sympathy Poems)

When I have fears, as Keats had fears
Of the moment I’ll cease to be ..
I console myself with vanished years
Remembered laughter, remembered tears
And the peace of the changing sea.

When I feel sad, as Keats felt sad
That my life is so nearly done ..
It gives me comfort to dwell upon
Remembered friends who are dead and gone
And the jokes we had and the fun

How happy they are
I cannot know ..
But happy I am
who loved them so.

– Noel Coward

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