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Poem by Matthew Arnold


Longing


Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day.

Come, as thou cam'st a thousand times,
A messenger from radiant climes,
And smile on thy new world, and be
As kind to others as to me!

Or, as thou never cam'st in sooth,
Come now, and let me dream it truth,
And part my hair, and kiss my brow,
And say, My love why sufferest thou?

Come to me in my dreams, and then
By day I shall be well again!
For so the night will more than pay
The hopeless longing of the day. 



Matthew Arnold


Matthew Arnold's other poems:
  1. The Church of Brou
  2. East and West
  3. A Picture at Newstead
  4. Requiescat
  5. The Good Shepherd with the Kid


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Florence Coates Longing ("The lilacs blossom at the door")
  • Madison Cawein Longing ("When rathe wind-flowers many peer")
  • Paul Dunbar Longing ("If you could sit with me beside the sea to-day")
  • Ina Coolbrith Longing ("O foolish wisdom sought in books!")

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