Absence

HERE, ever since you went abroad,
   If there be change no change I see:
I only walk our wonted road,
   The road is only walk'd by me.

Yes; I forgot; a change there is--
   Was it of that you bade me tell?
I catch at times, at times I miss
   The sight, the tone, I know so well.

Only two months since you stood here?
   Two shortest months? Then tell me why
Voices are harsher than they were,
   And tears are longer ere they dry.

by Walter Savage Landor

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A powerful poetry so subtly written.
This is a brilliant poem. I too feel absence, for absence is a lonely feeling. Such a powerful story.
Missing somebody and feeling the absence is very sad..very effective verses
A change! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much for sharing..... Bernie...๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚