Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, PITY, by SARA TEASDALE

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First Line: They never saw my lover's face
Last Line: Men who have never seen god's face.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Love - Loss Of; Pity

THEY never saw my lover's face,
They only know our love was brief,
Wearing awhile a windy grace
And passing like an autumn leaf.

They wonder why I do not weep,
They think it strange that I can sing,
They say, "Her love was scarcely deep
Since it has left so slight a sting."

They never saw my love, nor knew
That in my heart's most secret place
I pity them as angels do

Men who have never seen God's face.

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