Adelaide Crapsey

As I Went

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As I went, as I went

Over the mountains,

I heard, I heard,

Through cloud-wreath and mist,

A hound that was baying --

Death . . it was death.


As I went, as I went

Over the meadows,

I heard, I heard,

From thicket, from shadow,

A hidden bird fluting --

Death . . it was death.



As I went, as I went

By rocks and by sand-dunes,

I heard, I heard,

At the dea's bottom

A silver fish swimming --

Death . . it was death.



As I went, as I went

In my house, in my house,

I heard, I heard,

A footfall, a footfall

Closely behind me --

Death . . it was death.

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