Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AN OLD SONG, by FANNIE STEARNS DAVIS GIFFORD

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AN OLD SONG, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And if I came not again
Last Line: Came I not again!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Fannie Stearns

AND if I came not again
After certain days;
If no morning sun or rain
Met me on their ways;

If the meadows knew no more
How my feet go free,
And the folded hills forbore
Any speech of me;

If you did not find me here,
At the door at night,
And the cold hearth kept no cheer,
And the panes no light; --

Oh, if I came not again,
Would you miss me much?
Would your fingers once be fain
Of my wandering touch?

Would you dream me at your side
In the waking wood,
Where the old spring hungers hide
In blue solitude?

Would you wonder where I passed,
Into joy or pain?
Oh, to know you cared, at last,
Came I not again!

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