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Isolation: To Marguerite - Poem by Matthew Arnold

We were apart; yet, day by day,
I bade my heart more constant be.
I bade it keep the world away,
And grow a home for only thee;
Nor fear'd but thy love likewise grew,
Like mine, each day, more tried, more true.

The fault was grave! I might have known,
What far too soon, alas! I learn'd--
The heart can bind itself alone,
And faith may oft be unreturn'd.
Self-sway'd our feelings ebb and swell--
Thou lov'st no more;--Farewell! Farewell!

Farewell!--and thou, thou lonely heart,
Which never yet without remorse
Even for a moment didst depart
From thy remote and spher{`e}d course
To haunt the place where passions reign--
Back to thy solitude again!

Back! with the conscious thrill of shame
Which Luna felt, that summer-night,
Flash through her pure immortal frame,
When she forsook the starry height
To hang over Endymion's sleep
Upon the pine-grown Latmian steep.

Yet she, chaste queen, had never proved
How vain a thing is mortal love,
Wandering in Heaven, far removed.
But thou hast long had place to prove
This truth--to prove, and make thine own:
'Thou hast been, shalt be, art, alone.'

Or, if not quite alone, yet they
Which touch thee are unmating things--
Ocean and clouds and night and day;
Lorn autumns and triumphant springs;
And life, and others' joy and pain,
And love, if love, of happier men.

Of happier men--for they, at least,
Have dream'd two human hearts might blend
In one, and were through faith released
From isolation without end
Prolong'd; nor knew, although not less
Alone than thou, their loneliness.

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Poems About Isolation

  1. 1. Isolation: To Marguerite , Matthew Arnold
  2. 2. Isolation , Edward Booth Loughran
  3. 3. Isolation , Sandra Osborne
  4. 4. Isolation , Velvet Thorn
  5. 5. Social Isolation , David Lomenick
  6. 6. Isolation , Louise Marie DelSanto
  7. 7. Isolation , Lisa Cresswell Wilkinson
  8. 8. My Isolation , Courtney Chapman
  9. 9. Isolation , Patrick O'Reilly
  10. 10. Isolation , Anders Lim
  11. 11. Together In Isolation , eris stimmung
  12. 12. Isolation , Ben Paynter
  13. 13. Isolation , Wensday Wood
  14. 14. *isolation At Sunrise , David DeSantis
  15. 15. Isolation , RIC S. BASTASA
  16. 16. Life's Valley Of Isolation , Seema Chowdhury
  17. 17. Isolation , Phillip Alan Green
  18. 18. Isolation , Luke Steel
  19. 19. When Isolation Is A Home , issam hal
  20. 20. To What End Shall Isolation Fall. , Jason Lepanen
  21. 21. Soyinka On My Feet Going Somewhere Optin.. , RIC S. BASTASA
  22. 22. Selfish Isolation , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  23. 23. Aggressing Their Way Into Total Isolation , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  24. 24. Isolation , Miral El Nahry
  25. 25. Isolation , J.R Hunter
  26. 26. The Song Of Isolation , nimal dunuhinga
  27. 27. Isolation: A Haiku , Jim Milks
  28. 28. Isolation , Adamantios Tsakaludis
  29. 29. Love's Triumph In Isolation , RIC S. BASTASA
  30. 30. Post-Orgasmic Isolation , gershon hepner
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