William Henry Davies

(3 July 1871 – 26 September 1940 / Monmouthshire / Wales)

Where We Differ - Poem by William Henry Davies

To think my thoughts are hers,
Not one of hers is mine;
She laughs -- while I must sigh;
She sighs -- while I must whine.

She eats -- while I must fast;
She reads -- while I am blind;
She sleeps -- while I must wake;
Free -- I no freedom find.

To think the world for me
Contains but her alone,
And that her eyes prefer
Some ribbon, scarf, or stone.


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  • (3/21/2006 3:00:00 PM)


    Complex is this one. The difference of the sexes comes in here. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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