More Songs from Vagabondia

by Bliss Carman and Richard Hovey


 

PREMONITION


 

HE said, "Good-night, my heart is light,
Tomorrow morn at day
We two together in the dew
Shall forth and fare away.

"We shall go down the halls of dawn

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To find the doors of joy;
We shall not part again, dear heart."
And he laughed out like a boy.

He turned and strode down the blue road
Against the western sky

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Where the last line of sunset glowed
As sullen embers die.

The night reached out her kraken arms
To clutch him as he passed,
And for one sudden moment

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My soul shrank back aghast.