The Symphony by Robert Haven Schauffler

Carry me home to the pine wood;
Give me to sleep by the sea;
Leave me alone with the lulling tone
Of the south wind’s phantasy.

For I am weary of discord;
Sick of the clash of this strife,–
Sick of the bane of this prelude of pain,
And I yearn for the symphony — life.

From: Schauffler, Robert Haven, Selected Poems, 1922, William Heinemann: London, p. 47.

Date: 1912

By: Robert Haven Schauffler (1879-1964)


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