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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
When She Comes Home
By James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916)
 
WHEN she comes home again! A thousand ways
  I fashion, to myself, the tenderness
  Of my glad welcome: I shall tremble—yes;
And touch her, as when first in the old days
I touched her girlish hand, nor dared upraise        5
  Mine eyes, such was my faint heart’s sweet distress.
  Then silence; and the perfume of her dress.
The room will sway a little, and a haze
  Cloy eyesight—soul sight, even—for a space.
And tears—yes; and the ache here in the throat,        10
  To know that I so ill deserve the place
Her arms make for me; and the sobbing note
  I stay with kisses, ere the tearful face
  Again is hidden in the old embrace.
 
 
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