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by John Silas Reed (1887 - 1920)

The Wanderer to His Hearts Desire
Language: English 
I think of you —
A picture framed in sombre trees, 
Eyes where a gleam of sky breaks through
Grey days on summer seas.

The Western wind,
That runs the prairies like a flame, 
Bears in his fragrant garments twined
A whisper of your name.

Then do you send
A blown kiss in the wind's long hair, 
And though I sleep at the world's end
Yet will it find me there.


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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2022-10-06
Line count: 12
Word count: 71