Francis William Bourdillon

Francis William
Bourdillon
1852
1921

British Poet and Translator

Author Quotes

The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one:
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done

The night has a thousand eyes, and the day but one; yet the light of the bright world dies with the dying sun.

The light of a whole life dies when love is gone.

So, often in the course Of life's few fleeting years, A single pleasure costs The soul a thousand tears.

The mind has a thousand eyes, and the heart but one; yet the light of a whole life dies when love is done.

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First Name
Francis William
Last Name
Bourdillon
Birth Date
1852
Death Date
1921
Bio

British Poet and Translator