Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | October 10, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Violin Song

by Aline Kilmer (1888 – 1941).

Violin Song

The thing that I am seeking
I know I shall not find;
A wistful voice is crying
This sorrow in my mind.
I know I shall not find it
However far I go,
But I shall always seek it—
My heart has told me so.

Though I must always wander
I do not find it sweet;
There is no journey’s ending
To draw my restless feet.
There is no distant vision
To help me on my way;
I know my quest is hopeless
And yet I may not stay.

The thing that I am seeking
Should not be far to seek.
I hear this haunting echo
Through every word I speak.
So I shall always seek it
Down all the roads I go,
But I shall never find it—
My heart has told me so.

Notes:
http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poet/439.html

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