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Welcome to ~PoetryToTheMasses' weekly feature.

(Sorry this is late I've been so incredibly busy lately)

Each week I will feature two poem suggested by deviants with some information about the poems and the poets. One poem is from deviantART itself, and the other is not.

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Twilight Night - Christina Georgina Rossetti

Suggested by Inanisvoid

We met, hand to hand,
We clasped hands close and fast,
As close as oak and ivy stand;
But it is past:
Come day, come night, day comes at last.

We loosed hand from hand,
We parted face from face;
Each went his way to his own land.
At his own pace,
Each went to fill his separate place. 

If we should meet one day,
If both should not forget,
We shall clasp hands the accustomed way,
As when we met
So long ago, as I remember yet.


Where my heart is (wherever that may be)
Might I but follow!
If you fly thither over heath and lea,
O honey-seeking bee,
O careless swallow, 
Bid some for whom I watch keep watch for me.

Alas! that we must dwell, my heart and I,
So far asunder.
Hours wax to days, and days and days creep by;
I watch with wistful eye,
I wait and wonder:
When will that day draw nigh—that hour draw nigh?

Not yesterday, and not, I think, to-day;
Perhaps to-morrow.
Day after day 'to-morrow' thus I say: 
I watched so yesterday
In hope and sorrow,
Again to-day I watch the accustomed way.

This poem was written in March 1886.

Christina Georgina Rossetti was born 5 December 1830 in London, England, and was a Pre-Raphaelite poet. She is perhaps best known for the lyrics to the Christmas carol 'In the Bleak Midwinter'. She died 29 December 1894.

TalkAnd they'll all talk of how
They wished you would stay
But while you were there
They only said to go away.


Suggested by BeAnIndividual
And they'll all talk of how
They wished you would stay
But while you were there
They only said to go away.

If you like this poem, please +fav the original!

Artist's comments:
"Everyone tells you not to go one you bring up leaving, but they never really tried to get you to stay."

w-anderlust, or Devin, is 17 years old, from the United States, and has been on deviantART since Sep 26, 2009.


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