I LONGED for love, and eager to discover"I Longed for Love" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in The Outlook (10 October 1903), Mine and Thine (1904) and Poems (1916) Volume II.
Its hiding-place, I wandered far and wide;
And as forlorn I sought the lone world over,
Unrecognized, love journeyed at my side.
I craved for peace, and priceless years expended
In unrewarded search from shore to shore;
But home returned, the weary seeking ended,
Peace welcomed me where dwelt my peace of yore!