Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908). An American Anthology, 1787–1900. 1900.By Josephine PrestonPeabody
1671 After Music
Until the music called, and called me thence,
And tears stirred in my heart as tears may come
To lonely children straying far from home,
Who know not how they wandered so, nor whence.
Unto the country where these songs abide,
I think my soul would wake and find it day,
Would tell me who I am, and why I stray,—
Would tell me who I was before I died.