Doors, where my heart was used to beat
      So quickly, not as one that weeps
      I come once more; the city sleeps;
I smell the meadow in the street;

I hear a chirp of birds; I see
      Betwixt the black fronts long-withdrawn
      A light-blue lane of early dawn,
And think of early days and thee,

And bless thee, for thy lips are bland,
      And bright the friendship of thine eye;
      And in my thoughts with scarce a sigh
I take the pressure of thine hand.

Last modified 19 February 2010