Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE ETHERIAL HUNGER, by EDITH MATILDA THOMAS



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THE ETHERIAL HUNGER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have been hungry all my days
Last Line: O tables of the skies!
Subject(s): Hunger; Love; Praise; Soul


I HAVE been hungry all my days --
(Oh, when shall I be fed?)
They saw my pinched and wistful gaze,
And some there were gave wine and bread,
And some gave love and praise.

I was as hungry as before --
(Oh, when shall I be fed?)
Good souls! they shared their choicest store,
Another had been surfeited --
I did but hunger more.

I am an ingrate in all eyes --
(Oh, when shall I be fed?)
From their best feasts I famished rise,
I dream of tables ampler spread --
O tables of the skies!





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