Ever have a brilliant thought
that flees straight from your mind
You wonder, will it return
Have I the chance to find...
The moment that I'd love to share
with those I love to love
this fleet idea
and left me here alone.
A thought went up my mind to-day
That I have had before,
But did not finish,---some way back,
I could not fix the year,
Nor where it went, nor why it came
The second time to me,
Nor definitely what it was,
Have I the art to say.
But somewhere in my soul, I know
I've met the thing before;
It just reminded me--'t was all--
And came my way no more.
E.D.---of course ;)