You Left Me
by Elizabeth Stoddard
You left me, and the anguish passed,
And passed the day, and passed the night --
A blank in which my senses failed;
Then slowly came an inward light.
So plain it reproduced the hours
We lived as one, -- the books we read,
Our quiet walks and pleasant talks --
Love, by your spirit was I led?
Oh, love, the vision grows too dear,
I live in visions -- I pursue
Them only; come, your rival meet,
My future bring, it will be -- you!
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