Katharine Tynan

(23 January 1861 - 2 Apirl 1931 / 23 January 1861 – 2 April 1931)

His Footstep


To Lady Wemyss


The boy will come no more
Although I listen and long;
The sound of his foot on the floor
Was like an old song.

His foot had the music in it,
And now the music's dumb --
Like the song of the lark or linnet
Glad that Spring's come.

There's nothing stirring at all, --
'Tis quiet all by yourself, --
But a wee mouse in the wall,
The clock ticks on the shelf.

Like the song of the lark or linnet,
That's singing early and soon,
His foot had the music in it
Like an old tune.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (His Footstep by Katharine Tynan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  3. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  4. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  5. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  6. I Dream A World, Langston Hughes
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  9. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes
  10. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. The Flow of Snow, Bhargabi Dei Mahakul
  2. Spring versus Summer (Rhyme), Dorian Petersen Potter
  3. is life just a?, Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  4. A C P C - 2015/02 Challenge Poem - New C.., Brian Johnston
  5. tea by the roadside, Ganesh Veeraraghavan
  6. Dance With Me, Michael P. McParland
  7. Spy Terrorist, Marieta Maglas
  8. So what becomes of you my love?, Akhil S Behl
  9. In the Eye of the Ferris Wheel, Reagan A. Latumbo
  10. On Taking Secretaries to Lunch, Donal Mahoney
[Hata Bildir]