Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | July 11, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Missing

by Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 – 1909).

Missing

You walked beside me, quick and free;
    With lingering touch you grasped my hand;
Your eyes looked laughingly in mine;
    And now—I can not understand.

I long for you, I mourn for you,                                         5
    Through all the dark and lonely hours.
Heavy the weight the pallmen lift,
    And cover silently with flowers. 

Notes:
http://www.womenwriters.net/domesticgoddess/jewett1.htm
http://www.enotes.com/white-heron/author-biography

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