Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE FUGITIVE, by LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA



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First Line: When she returned to the clouded land
Last Line: But I came back again...
Subject(s): Women


WHEN she returned to the clouded land,
She held sweet flowers in her hand;
Her eyes were bright
With a beaming light
That none could understand.

Said they: Where, sister, hast thou been?
What hidden glory hast thou seen?
What magic sod
Has thy white foot trod;
What song-filled groves of green?

Said she: I followed across the plain
To the gates of Love, to the gates of Pain:
By one, by two,
All the rest went through:
But I came back again...





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