Frederick George Scott

COLLECTED POEMS


 

Estrangement



Do you remember how, one autumn night,
    We sat upon the rocks and watched the sea
In dreamlike silence while the moonlight fell
                    On you and me?

How, as we lingered musing, side by side,
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    A cold, white mist crept down and hid the sea
And dimmed the moon, and how the air grew chill
                    Round you and me?

The mist and chill of that drear autumn night,
    When we sat silent looking on the sea,
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I often think has never passed away
                    From you and me.

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