Verse > Anthologies > Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. > A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895
Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  A Victorian Anthology, 1837–1895.  1895.
George Macdonald (1824–1905)
I DREAM’D that I woke from a dream,
And the house was full of light;
At the window two angel Sorrows
Held back the curtains of night.
The door was wide, and the house        5
Was full of the morning wind;
At the door two armed warders
Stood silent, with faces blind.
I ran to the open door,
For the wind of the world was sweet;        10
The warders with crossing weapons
Turn’d back my issuing feet.
I ran to the shining windows—
There the winged Sorrows stood;
Silent they held the curtains,        15
And the light fell through in a flood.
I clomb to the highest window—
Ah! there, with shadow’d brow,
Stood one lonely radiant Sorrow,
And that, my love, was thou.        20


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