Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SLEEPLESS, by SARA TEASDALE



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First Line: If I could have your arms tonight
Last Line: As sleepless as the rain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.


If I could have your arms tonight --
But half the world and the broken sea
Lie between you and me.

The autumn rain reverberates in the courtyard,
Beating all night against the barren stone,
The sound of useless rain in the desolate courtyard
Makes me more alone.

If you were here, if you were only here --
My blood cries out to you all night in vain
As sleepless as the rain.





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