Lord Alfred Douglas

(1870 - 1945 / England)

The Travelling Companion - Poem by Lord Alfred Douglas

Into the silence of the empty night
I went, and took my scorned heart with me,
And all the thousand eyes of heaven were bright;
But Sorrow came and led me back to thee.

I turned my weary eyes towards the sun,
Out of the leaden East like smoke came he.
I laughed and said, ' The night is past and done ' ;
But sorrow came and led me back to thee.

I turned my face towards the rising moon,
Out of the south she came most sweet to see,
She smiled upon my eyes that loathed the noon ;
But sorrow came and led me back to thee.

I bent my eyes upon the summer land,
And all the painted fields were ripe for me,
And every flower nodded to my hand ;
But Sorrow came and led me back to thee.

O Love ! O Sorrow ! O desired Despair !
I turn my feet towards the boundless sea,
Into the dark I go and heed not where,
So that I come again at last to thee,


Comments about The Travelling Companion by Lord Alfred Douglas

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/21/2015 6:47:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem...
    O Love! O Sorrow! O desired Despair!
    I turn my feet towards the boundless sea,
    Into the dark I go and heed not where,
    So that I come again at last to thee,
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010



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