- Year Published: 1920
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Merrick, G. E. (1920). Songs of the wind on a southern shore, and other poems of florida. The Four Seas Publishing Co.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 7.2
- Word Count: 128
Merrick, G. (1920). “Returning Alone”. Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved October 24, 2021, from
Merrick, George E.. "“Returning Alone”." Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida. Lit2Go Edition. 1920. Web. <>. October 24, 2021.
George E. Merrick, "“Returning Alone”," Songs of the Wind on a Southern Shore, and other Poems of Florida, Lit2Go Edition, (1920), accessed October 24, 2021,.
There—happy with you
Manhattan Night’s Dream was shared by us two:
High City of Wonder!—we watched its mimes play
Through Drive, bright Avenue, dimmed parks, and Broadway.
The Hudson,—rich glimpse of Arabian sky—
Proclaimed it a vision quickly to die.
But we dreamed it all tru!
‘Twas real for us two.
Now,—(if it’s true)—’tis real—but to you.
Only one night!
One south-speeding night; one stark Georgian day:
And City of Dreams seems farther away
Than Sheherzerade, Sinbad, or Arabian sky:
And further than far, those dreamings which I
But only last eve so treasured a-new.
This only is true:—
I cannot dream, even,
Dear, without you.