"You Are My Dream," You Said
"You are my dream," you said; and in my hand,
Trusting me silently, you laid the key
Of all you were and all you hoped to be.
And I smiled up and tried to understand
How you were mine to shape and to command.
I took your thousand kisses wonderingly
And hid them in my heart where none might see,
Then of my heart made voiceless, fierce demand.
Finding no answer there, you forth I sent
And locked you out from me--and yet not quite.
Your anguish wrung my spirit when you went
And I could feel you groping in the night,
Till sudden knowledge shook me from my pain.
I opened wide and called you back again.