Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, STUDIES FOR PICTURES: 1. AT HOME, by BAYARD TAYLOR



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STUDIES FOR PICTURES: 1. AT HOME, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rain is sobbing on the wold
Last Line: And none to love me on the earth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Taylor, James Bayard
Subject(s): Home; Life


THE rain is sobbing on the wold
The house is dark, the hearth is cold;
And, stretching drear and ashy gray
Beyond the cedars, lies the bay.

The winds are moaning, as they pass
Through tangled knots of autumn grass, --
A weary, dreary sound of woe,
As if all joy were dead below.

I sit alone, I wait in vain
Some voice to lull this nameless pain;
But from my neighbor's cottage near
Come sounds of happy household cheer.

My neighbor at his window stands,
His youngest baby in his hands;
The others seek his tender kiss,
And one sweet woman crowns his bliss.

I look upon the rainy wild:
I have no wife, I have no child:
There is no fire upon my hearth,
And none to love me on the earth.





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