Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SAFE, by ABBIE FARWELL BROWN



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First Line: If I but set my casement high
Last Line: To read the heart of me.
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


IF I but set my casement high
Where none peer in at me,
I shall look only at the sky
And the fair top of the tree.

I shall forget the sorry things
The swallows do not tell;
I shall not see the wounded wings
Of the little bird that fell.

And if below there crawls a road,
Where dusty travelers go,
Groaning beneath a weary load --
Why, I shall never know.

I can pretend there is no sin,
No pain and misery,
If I gaze out where none look in
To read the heart of me.





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