Charlotte Mew -|
On the Road to the Sea
We passed each other, turned and stopped for half an hour, then went our way,
...I who make other women smile did not make you--
But no man can move mountains in a day.
...So this hard thing is yet to do.
But first I want your life: -- before I die I want to see
...The world that lies behind the strangeness of your eyes,
There is nothing gay or green there for my gathering, it may be,
.......Yet on brown fields there lies
A haunting purple bloom: is there not something in grey skies
......And in grey sea?
...I want what world there is behind your eyes,
...I want your life and you will not give it me.
.....from On the Road to the Sea by Charlotte Mew