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by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

As if a phantom caress’d me
Language: English 
As if a phantom caress’d me,	 
I thought I was not alone, walking here by the shore;	 
But the one I thought was with me, as now I walk by the shore — 
    the one I loved, that caress’d me,	 
As I lean and look through the glimmering light,
that one has utterly disappear’d,	 
And those appear that are hateful to me, and mock me.


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Researcher for this text: Tino Brütsch

This text was added to the website: 2018-01-08
Line count: 7
Word count: 65