Will You Come Back To Me by Max Ehrmann

Will you come back to me,
My friend,
Where evening’s golden shafts still blend
Night’s sea–
Will you come back to me?

I need you more with all the years
That come,
Each bringing its fast-growing sum
Of fears.
I need you more with years.

Some place you’ve gone, I know not where.
I bend
My head each stilly night and send
A prayer
To you away somewhere.

And should you hear my voice at last,
Come quick,
Soon will the night be falling thick,
And past
Will be my voice at last.

And once again we’ll live in dreams
Of youth.
The tender thoughts of childhood’s truth
Our themes
Again shall be in dreams.

Will you in truth then come to me,
My friend,
Where evening’s golden shafts still blend
Night’s sea–
Will you come back to me?

Max Ehrmann
1872–1945

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About Russell Boyle

Russell Boyle is a mathematics teacher, writer, and poet. His poetry anthologies are titled The Beginning, Footprints and Loneliness. Russell is the author of the Year 7 to 8 Mathematics Short-Answer Tasks, the Year 7 to 10 Mathematics Multiple-Choice Tasks, the Year 9 to 10 Extended-Response Tasks, the solutions to the Year 12 VCAA Mathematics Exams and the Web-Programming For Beginners series of courses. Sample poems and questions may be downloaded from http://russellboyle.com
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2 Responses to Will You Come Back To Me by Max Ehrmann

  1. cindy knoke says:

    I wonder if she did?

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