A Quoi Bon Dire

Charlotte Mary Mew 1869 (Bloomsbury, London) – 1928 (London)



Seventeen years ago you said
Something that sounded like Good-bye;
And everybody thinks that you are dead,
But I.

So I, as I grow stiff and cold
To this and that say Good-bye too;
And everybody sees that I am old
But you.

And one fine morning in a sunny lane
Some boy and girl will meet and kiss and swear
That nobody can love their way again
While over there
You will have smiled, I shall have tossed your hair.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CDCD XEXEE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 410
Words 83
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 5

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