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



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First Line: Her door stood open all day long
Last Line: Of wings beneath his cloak...
Subject(s): Strangers


HER door stood open all day long,
And as the men went past
They heard her wheel, her gentle song,
That said: "He'll come—at last!"

A stranger halted at the gate
One evening and smiled;
Said she then: "He for whom I wait
Is wingèd, and a child."

He turned from her with wondrous mien,
And never a word he spoke;—
But from afar she saw the sheen
Of wings beneath his cloak...





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