Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE POET'S WIFE, by JESSICA BELL

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THE POET'S WIFE, by                    
First Line: Because you could say the things
Last Line: By our cottage door.
Subject(s): Marriage; Poetry & Poets; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

Because you could say the things
I wanted to, I loved you:
Sheep on a green hill,
A lonely road,
Dark water by a mill;
Cows at pasture-bars,
And low-hung stars.

Because you could say the things I felt,
Sharp as daggers in my heart,
I wanted you to speak for me.
But you sang only your own songs,
Sang them more and more;
While I sat mute and lonely
By our cottage door.

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