Walter Savage Landor

(30 January 1775 – 17 September 1864 / Warwick)

What News - Poem by Walter Savage Landor

Here, ever since you went abroad,
If there be change, no change I see,
I only walk our wonted road,
The road is only walkt by me.

Yes; I forgot; a change there is;
Was it of that you bade me tell?
I catch at times, at times I miss
The sight, the tone, I know so well.

Only two months since you stood here!
Two shortest months! then tell me why
Voices are harsher than they were,
And tears are longer ere they dry.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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