Go Not Too Far

Go not too far—too far beyond my gaze,
Thou who canst never pass beyond the yearning
Which, even as the dark for dawning stays,
Awaits thy loved returning!
Go not too far! Howe’er thy fancies roam,
Let them come back, wide-circling, like the swallow,
Lest I, for very need, should try to come —
Yet find I could not follow !
Florence Earle Coates.