Nov. 14, 2007
If I could ever figure out who wrote this, I’d send it to Karen:
By day mine eyes, by night my soul desires thee
Weary, I lie alone.
Once, in a dream it seemed thou were beside me,
Oh far beyond all dreams if thou woulds’t come.
Can anyone attribute this poem? It has language similar to Shakespeare’s but I have been unable to find it in his writings or anywhere online.
I found it written in pencil on an index card on the floor; it had to have fallen out of a book I was reading. On the other side was a message from a Sarah thanking someone for lunch (!) and their undivided attention; it said also, “This poem says so much of my feelings towards you. This person was better with words than I.”
It drives me crazy not to be able to find its source. I’m assuming an old poem, probably from a schoolbook of poetry. Perhaps it is by Shakespeare? I wish I knew.