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Catalog Number 2010.01.0009
Object Name Poem
Title Untitled
Scope & Content A short poem and a poem fragment written by Robert Burns Wilson. One side of the sheet has a poem or a stanza written on it. The other side has fragments of sentences or a poem.

[Transcription]

To-day, O lonely one, to-day
My soul's life shall not seem so vain;
The clouds bring close their muffling gray,
And, like soft music, falls the rain
But not the soft sweet rain, and not
The solace which the clouds impart,
Make my souls comfort - but the thought
Of thee, which dwells within my heart;

[On the back]

From the gray clouds
Departing I had hoped
[page cut off] days I am
[page cut off] of the heart and
[page cut off] and of myself,
[page cut off] of all -
come of a stranger
[page cut off] last night - a
[page cut off] of being in a
undisturbed sleep on a couch
[page cut off] half waking
[page cut off] time to time - and dimly
[page cut off] of comforting
hands touching my
so that I sank to rest
- waking at last -
That you were sitting
[page cut off]- and that you had
[page cut off] there through the long
[page cut off] - I sat [illegible]
People Robert Burns Wilson
Search Terms Poetry