I am shut out of mine own heart

Original Text: 
The Verse of Christopher Brennan, ed. A. R. Chisholm and J. J. Quinn (Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1960): 87. PR 6003 R352A17 Robarts Library
1I am shut out of mine own heart
2because my love is far from me,
3nor in the wonders have I part
4that fill its hidden empery:
5the wildwood of adventurous thought
6and lands of dawn my dream had won,
7the riches out of Faery brought
8are buried with our bridal sun.
9And I am in a narrow place,
10and all its little streets are cold,
11because the absence of her face
12has robb'd the sullen air of gold.
13My home is in a broader day:
14at times I catch it glistening
15thro' the dull gate, a flower'd play
16and odour of undying spring:
17the long days that I lived alone,
18sweet madness of the springs I miss'd,
19are shed beyond, and thro' them blown
20clear laughter, and my lips are kiss'd:
21--and here, from mine own joy apart,
22I wait the turning of the key:--
23I am shut out of mine own heart
24because my love is far from me.
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Publication Notes: 
Poems 1913 (1914). See Australian Poets eTexts Project, The Sydney Electronic Text and Image Service (SETIS)
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire; Cameron La Follette
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