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A Poet's Wife

Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell 1847 ( Barnes, London, ) – 1922 (London)

I saw a tract of ocean locked in-land
Within a field's embrace--
The very sea! Afar it fled the strand
And gave the seasons chase,
And met the night alone, the tempest spanned,
Saw sunrise face to face.
 
O Poet, more than ocean, lonelier!
In inaccessible rest
And storm remote, thou, sea of thoughts, dost stir,
Scattered through east to west,--
Now, while thou closest with the kiss of her
Who locks thee to her breast.
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Alice Christiana Thompson Meynell

Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell was a British writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet. more…

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