Home  »  A Library of American Literature  »  When Did We Meet?

Stedman and Hutchinson, comps. A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes. 1891.
Vols. IX–XI: Literature of the Republic, Part IV., 1861–1889

When Did We Meet?

By Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863–1953)

WHEN did I know thee and not love thee?

How could I live and know thee not?

The look of thine that first did move me

I have forgot.

Canst thou recall thy life’s beginning?

Will childhood’s conscious wonder last?

Each glance from thee, so worth the winning,

Blots all the past.