Verse > Anthologies > Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. > The Second Book of Modern Verse
See also: Clement Wood Biography
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Jessie B. Rittenhouse, ed. (1869–1948).  The Second Book of Modern Verse.  1922.
 
I Pass a Lighted Window
 
Clement Wood (1888–1950)
 
 
I PASS a lighted window
    And a closed door—
And I am not troubled
    Any more.
 
Though the road is murky,        5
    I am not afraid,
For a shadow passes
    On the lighted shade.
 
Once I knew the sesame
    To the closed door;        10
Now I shall not enter
    Any more;
 
Nor will people passing
    By the lit place,
See our shadows marry        15
    In a gray embrace.
 
Strange a passing shadow
    Has a long spell!
What can matter, knowing
    She does well?        20
 
How can life annoy me
    Any more?
Life: a lighted window
    And a closed door.
 

CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors