Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, I SOUGHT YOU, by JOHN HALL WHEELOCK



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First Line: I sought you but I could not find you, all night long
Last Line: Dreaming of you, at the wood's edge I fell asleep.
Subject(s): Disappeared Persons; Love; Missing Persons


I sought you but I could not find you, all night long
I called you, but you would not answer -- all the night
I wandered over hill and valley, heaven was bright
With crowded stars, and I was calling you in many a song.

The road through wood and meadow rambled here and there:
Few were the travellers on that lonely road, and none
Had heard of you by wood or meadowland -- not one
Had heard of you, or seen you passing anywhere.

At midnight, thirsting for your loveliness, I lay
Under the shadow of the leafy hill, and cried
Three times, calling upon your name. No voice replied . . .
The pebbly brooks went babbling, babbling, all the way.

The waters had a drowsy sound, the hills were steep --
My heart grew tired travelling; but there was no place
That suited me, and I was homesick for your face.
Dreaming of you, at the wood's edge I fell asleep.





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