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Poem by Henry Austin Dobson

The Wanderer

Love comes back to his vacant dwelling,Ч
The old, old Love that we knew of yore!
We see him stand by the open door,
With his great eyes sad, and his bosom swelling.

He makes as though in our arms repelling,
He fain would lie as he lay before;Ч
Love comes back to his vacant dwelling,
The old, old Love that we knew of yore!

Ah, who shall help us from over-spelling
That sweet, forgotten, forbidden lore!
E'en as we doubt in our heart once more,
With a rush of tears to our eyelids welling,
Love comes back to his vacant dwelling. 

Henry Austin Dobson

Henry Austin Dobson's other poems:
  1. On a Nankin Plate
  2. The Passionate Printer to His Love
  3. On the Future of Poetry
  4. For a Copy of Theocritus
  5. Incognita

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Hardy The Wanderer ("There is nobody on the road")
  • Edward Dowden The Wanderer ("I cast my anchor nowhere (the waves whirled")
  • Alan Seeger The Wanderer ("TO SEE the clouds his spirit yearned toward so")
  • Sara Teasdale The Wanderer ("I SAW the sunset-colored sands")

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