The Travelling Companion

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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,

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 02 March 2018

I turned my face towards the rising moon, Out of the south she came most sweet to see, Lovely poem shared.

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M Asim Nehal 21 December 2015

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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