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Poem by Matthew Arnold


IN THIS fair strangers eyes of grey
Thine eyes, my love, I see.
I shudder: for the passing day
Had borne me far from thee.

This is the curse of life: that not
A nobler calmer train
Of wiser thoughts and feelings blot
Our passions from our brain;

But each day brings its petty dust
Our soon-chokd souls to fill,
And we forget because we must,
And not because we will.

I struggle towards the light; and ye,
Once-longd-for storms of love!
If with the light ye cannot be,
I bear that ye remove.

I struggle towards the light; but oh,
While yet the night is chill,
Upon Times barren, stormy flow,
Stay with me, Marguerite, still! 

Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold's other poems:
  1. To Marguerite: Continued
  2. Calais Sands
  3. Stanzas Composed at Carnac
  4. Heines Grave
  5. Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Charlotte Mew Absence ("Sometimes I know the way")
  • Robert Bridges Absence ("When my love was away")
  • William Bowles Absence ("There is strange music in the stirring wind")
  • Letitia Landon Absence ("I will not say, I fear your absent one")
  • Amy Lowell Absence ("My cup is empty to-night")
  • Ella Wilcox Absence ("After you went away, our lovely room")
  • Claude McKay Absence ("Your words dropped into my heart like pebbles into a pool")
  • Mary Robinson Absence ("WHEN from the craggy mountains pathless steep")
  • Capel Lofft Absence ("I love: and day by day, as absent, pine")

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