Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, AFTER ALL, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI



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First Line: I thought your search was over. So I thought
Last Line: "and sigh indeed for home in banishment."" --"
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Variant Title(s): A Discovery
Subject(s): Seeking; Home; Peace; Heaven


"I thought your search was over." -- "So I thought." --
"But you are seeking still." -- "Yes, even so:
Still seeking in mine own despite below
That which in Heaven alone is found unsought;
Still spending for that thing which is not bought." --
"Then chase no more this shifting empty show." --
"Amen: so bid a drowning man forego
The straw he clutches; will he so be taught?
You have a home where peace broods like a dove
Screened from the weary world's loud discontent,
You have home here, you wait for home above:
I must unlearn the pleasant ways I went,
Must learn another hope, another love,
And sigh indeed for home in banishment." --





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