Crossing 16

Original Text: 
Sir Rabindranath Tagore, Lover's Gift and Crossing (London: Macmillan, 1918): 73. PR 6039 A2L6 Robarts Library
1You came to my door in the dawn and sang; it angered me to be awakened from sleep, and you went away unheeded.
2You came in the noon and asked for water; it vexed me in my work, and you were sent away with reproaches.
3You came in the evening with your flaming torches.
4You seemed to me like a terror and I shut my door.
5Now in the midnight I sit alone in my lampless room and call you back whom I turned away in insult.
Publication Start Year: 
1918
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2002
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