(August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933 / Missouri / United States)

After Parting

Oh I have sown my love so wide
That he will find it everywhere;
It will awake him in the night,
It will enfold him in the air.

I set my shadow in his sight
And I have winged it with desire,
That it may be a cloud by day
And in the night a shaft of fire.

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Love is not love that alters.....
Good poem. Indeed that kind of love.
I set my shadow in his sight And I have winged it with desire, That it may be a cloud by day And in the night a shaft of fire. excellent..
Yes, she has cast her net and I am ensnared, By day her cloud surrounds me, And, by night I am sleep impaired. HRL
I think this is a very innovative poem in terms of content. Love here is tangible, i.e. wide, shaft of fire, etc. The ending is quite a startling image. The form of the poem is an excellent use of traditional versification.