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Poem by Dora Sigerson Shorter


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I prayed so eagerly,
Turn and see
How bitter I have striven
A word and all forgiven.
I prayed so eagerly.

I prayed so eagerly
Not to be,
You turned and passed.  Good-bye!
Fates smile for me, dreamed I
Yet I prayed eagerly.



Dora Sigerson Shorter


Dora Sigerson Shorter's other poems:
  1. The Fairy Changeling
  2. The Scallop Shell
  3. The Kine of My Father
  4. An Imperfect Revolution
  5. Wishes


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