Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Twenty-Eighth July 29th

A short poem to mark this twenty-eighth July 29th


If I had known what trouble you were bearing;
What griefs were in the silence of your face;
I would have spent more gentle, and more caring,
And tried to give you gladness for a space.
I would have brought more warmth into the place,
If I had known.


If I had known what thoughts despairing drew you;
(Why do we never try to understand?)
I would have lent a little friendship to you,
And slipped my hand within your hand,
And made your stay more pleasant in the land,
If I had known.


                                                            Mary Carolyn Davies

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