Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The visitor

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I never thought you'd come on a winter night,
On a rainy winter night.
You came very close,
Though I did not tell you to come so close.

Outside the wind was biting;
So all my doors were bolted.
Cracking the bolt, I did not ask you in—
To come inside my house.

Your eyes were lifted toward my face,
But who knows what you wanted.
I did not notice that you were offended;
Not once did I request you to speak.

You left and went far away,
Making the lonely path your companion.
Heedless of the biting wind outside,
I never invited you to stay at my house.

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