Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, NEW GRIEF, by ROBERT FROST

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First Line: Where two had walked awhile, now only one
Last Line: Or wholly perish.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness

Where two had walked awhile, now only one
One only wandered, like a holy nun,
Down pebbly aisles of summer shadow cool
That slowly brought her,
All dreamy, to the lily-padded pool
And leaping water.

And the mist slowly veered to her unblown,
And breathing through a many colored zone,
Swept her a little while with vague concern
That might have spoken
And asked her word perchance of love's return.
She gave no token,

No token either when it did depart.
Ah, love dies hardly in the broken heart,
And wrestles dumbly with the blind belief
That naught we cherish
Can ever quite pass into utter grief,
Or wholly perish.

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