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Poem by Katherine Mansfield


Loneliness


Now it is Loneliness who comes at night
Instead of Sleep, to sit beside my bed.
Like a tired child I lie and wait her tread,
I watch her softly blowing out the light.
Motionless sitting, neither left or right
She turns, and weary, weary droops her head.
She, too, is old; she, too, has fought the fight.
So, with the laurel she is garlanded.

Through the sad dark the slowly ebbing tide
Breaks on a barren shore, unsatisfied.
A strange wind flows... then silence. I am fain
To turn to Loneliness, to take her hand,
Cling to her, waiting, till the barren land
Fills with the dreadful monotone of rain



Katherine Mansfield


Katherine Mansfield's other poems:
  1. Sanary
  2. A New Hymn
  3. Song of Karen, the Dancing Child
  4. The Lonesome Child
  5. Waves


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Trumbull Stickney Loneliness ("THESE autumn gardens, russet, gray and brown")
  • John Tabb Loneliness ("Dead in the desert! with the great white moon")

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