Leaves of Grass (1881-82)
AS IF A PHANTOM CARESS'D ME.
|AS if a phantom caress'd me,
|I thought I was not alone walking here by the shore;
|But the one I thought was with me as now I walk by the shore,
the one I loved that caress'd me,
|As I lean and look through the glimmering light, that one has
|And those appear that are hateful to me and mock me.