Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SEVEN SAD SONNETS: 5. SHE THINKS OF THE FAITHFUL ONE, by MARY REYNOLDS ALDIS



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SEVEN SAD SONNETS: 5. SHE THINKS OF THE FAITHFUL ONE, by            
First Line: And when her broken thoughts went following after
Last Line: Why, since she needs must love, it was not he.
Subject(s): Love - Unrequited


And when her broken thoughts went following after
That other one, she saw a sorry thing;
For all she had for him was vainest laughter,
And all he had for her was comforting.

So. sadly then, and with no mockery
She called him to her, touched his hand, and pled
That he forgive. As in humility
He listened to the words his lady said.

He saw her hiding something gone amiss,
And knew her dreadful gentleness portended
Worse than her raillery. Her quiet kiss
Told him his living dream of her was ended.

Next day, forlorn, she questioned wonderingly
Why, since she needs must love, it was not he.





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