Today's Beautiful Gem: `He walks by' by Theodore Roethke

"My pillow won't tell me
Where he has gone,
The soft-footed one
Who passed by, alone.

"Who took my heart, whole,
With a tilt of his eye,
And with it, my soul,
And it like to die.

"I twist and I turn,
My breath but a sigh.
Dare I grieve? Dare I mourn?
He walks by. He walks by."

Om Santih! Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao