Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SUDDEN LIGHT, by DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI



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First Line: I have been here before
Last Line: And day and night yield one delight once more?
Alternate Author Name(s): Rossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Subject(s): Deja Vu; Holidays; Love; Memory; New Year


I have been here before,
But when or how I cannot tell:
I know the grass beyond the door,
The sweet keen smell,
The sighing sound, the lights around the shore.
You have been mine before,--
How long ago I may not know:
But just when at the swallow's soar
Your neck turned so,
Some veil did fall, -- I knew it all of yore.
Has this been thus before?
And shall not thus time's eddying flight
Still with our lives our love restore
In death's despite,
And day and night yield one delight once more?




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