In Memoriam A. H. H.: 7. Dark house, by which once more I s

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.

Dark house, by which once more I stand
  Here in the long unlovely street,
  Doors, where my heart was used to beat
  So quickly, waiting for a hand,
  A hand that can be clasp'd no more--
  Behold me, for I cannot sleep,
  And like a guilty thing I creep
  At earliest morning to the door.
  He is not here; but far away
  The noise of life begins again,
  And ghastly thro' the drizzling rain
  On the bald street breaks the blank day.