Ethelwyn Wetherald, The Radiant Road (Toronto: William Briggs, 1904): 10.
1I talked with you to-day, all three,
2Two of you lurked unseen:
3Yourself, the boy you used to be,
4And the man you might have been.
5You said that hopes to dead leaves turned,
6That love was but a dream;
7Ambition soon to ashes burned,
8Joy was a fleeting gleam.
9You never saw that constantly
10They smiled at you unseen--
11The ardent boy you used to be,
12And the man you might have been.
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