Saturday, April 13, 2013

In Spring / Aline Kilmer

In Spring

I do not know which is worse when you are away:
    Long grey days with the lisping sound of the rain
And when the lilac dusk is beginning to fall
    The thought that perhaps you may never come back again;

Or days when the world is a shimmer of blue and gold,
    Sparkling newly in all the dear spring weather,
When with a heart that is torn apart by pain
    I walk alone in ways that we went together.

Aline Kilmer
from Candles that Burn, 1919

[Poem is in the public domain in Canada, the United States, and the European Union]

Aline Kilmer biography

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