Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

GO NOW', by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Like the touch of rain she was
Last Line: And will not open again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Eastaway, Edward; Thomas, Edward
Subject(s): Farewell; Love; Parting

Like the touch of rain she was
On a man's flesh and hair and eyes
When the joy of walking thus
Has taken him by surprise:

With the love of the storm he burns,
He sings, he laughs, well I know how,
But forgets when he returns
As I shall not forget her 'Go now'.

Those two words shut a door
Between me and the blessed rain
That was never shut before
And will not open again.

Discover our Poem Explanations and Poet Analyses!

Other Poems of Interest...

Home: PoetryExplorer.net