Clement Wood: "I Pass a Lighted Window"

"I Pass a Lighted Window"

Clement Wood

I pass a lighted window  And a closed door — And I am not troubled  Any more.
Though the road is murky,  I am not afraid, For a shadow passes  On the lighted shade.
Once I knew the sesame  To the closed door; Now I shall not enter  Any more;
Nor will people passing  By the lit place, See our shadows marry  In a gray embrace.
Strange a passing shadow  Has a long spell! What can matter, knowing  She does well?
How can life annoy me  Any more? Life:  a lighted window  And a closed door.