Mary Thacher Higginson

(1844-1941 / USA)

In The Dark - Poem by Mary Thacher Higginson

THE fields were silent, and the woodland drear,
The moon had set, and clouds hid all the stars;
And blindly, when a footfall met my ear,
I reached across the bars.

And swift as thought this hand was clasped in thine,
Though darkness hung around us and above;
Not guided by uncertain fate to mine,
But by the law of love.

I know not which of us may first go hence
And leave the other to be brave alone,
Unable to dispel the shadows dense
That veil the life unknown;

But if I linger last, and stretch once more
A longing hand when fades this earthly day,
Again it will be grasped by thine, before
My steps can lose the way.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 18, 2010



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