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Poem by Dora Sigerson Shorter


Laughter and song for my cheer,
Life is so fair.
None so happy as I
Birds in the woods carol clear,
White clouds in the sky.
Song silent and brow with a frown,
Why is this so?
Guiltless am I
Would you know,
The lark from the heavens drops down;
Grey clouds in the sky.
Sighing and tears for my sorrow,
Life is so drear,
None so weary as I,
'Tis a mere
Waste of love, and a wish for to-morrow
Black night in the sky.

Dora Sigerson Shorter

Dora Sigerson Shorter's other poems:
  1. Cean Duv Deelish
  2. For Ever
  3. Sixteen Dead Men
  4. A Vagrant Heart
  5. The Priests Brother

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Rupert Brooke Clouds ("Down the blue night the unending columns press") THE PACIFIC, October 1913
  • Christina Rossetti Clouds ("White sheep, white sheep")
  • Madison Cawein Clouds ("All through the tepid Summer night")
  • Charles Heavysege Clouds ("Hushed in a calm beyond mine utterance")

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