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First Line: So tangled are my days and ways
Last Line: Asleep and safe!
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


So tangled are my days and ways,
I look for my lost yesterdays,
Since he is gone.
O winter's reign, be overpast,
To turn me to my hills at last,
And find him there!
He knew the wind-flowers in their place,
Perhaps they saw him face to face,
As he passed by!
And when the phlox shall come again,
There will be balm for all my pain
And I shall find
Him in the old, accustomed nook,
The pine-trees' shade, the open book,
Red robes upon his knee!
Oh, wild woods, wet with silver dew,
His heart was in the West with you;
With me he strayed!
Ye blessed hills that gave him rest,
May I not find him on your breast,
Asleep and safe!





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