Walter Savage Landor

(30 January 1775 – 17 September 1864 / Warwick)

Absence - 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 walk'd 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.


Comments about Absence by Walter Savage Landor

  • Amar Agarwala (1/31/2017 7:19:00 PM)


    A powerful poetry so subtly written. (Report) Reply

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  • Electric Lady (1/31/2017 7:11:00 AM)


    This is a brilliant poem. I too feel absence, for absence is a lonely feeling. Such a powerful story. (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (1/31/2017 4:19:00 AM)


    Missing somebody and feeling the absence is very sad..very effective verses (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/31/2017 2:50:00 AM)

    I know
    A change! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/31/2017 1:30:00 AM)

    I know so well
    Thank you so much for sharing..... Bernie...🙂🙂🙂 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 4, 2003



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