Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE SHADOW, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS



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THE SHADOW, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I am walking sadly or triumphantly
Last Line: Gaze earnestly, and wonder if their rooftrees burn.


When I am walking sadly or triumphantly,
With eyes that brood upon the smouldering thought of you,
And long desire and brief delight leap up anew,
Why is it that the eyes of all men turn to me?
There's pity in the eyes of women as they turn,
And in the eyes of men self-pity, fear, desire:
As those who see the far-off shadow of a fire
Gaze earnestly, and wonder if their rooftrees burn.





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