Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, UNFULFILLMENT, by FRANCES LOUISA BUSHNELL

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UNFULFILLMENT, by                
First Line: Ah, june is here, but where is may?
Last Line: Lieth, nor yet is found.
Subject(s): Time

AH, June is here, but where is May? --
That lovely, shadowy thing,
Fair promiser of fairer day,
That made my fancy stretch her wing,
In hope-begetting spring.

The spaces vague, the luminous veil,
The drift of bloom and scent,
Those dreamy longings setting sail,
That knew not, asked not, where they went, --
Ah! was this all they meant, --

This day that lets me dream no more,
This bright, unshadowed round?
On some illimitable shore,
The harbor whither those were bound
Lieth, nor yet is found.

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