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This headpiece is centered above the text of the poem, in a framed rectangle positioned in landscape orientation. Rendered in black ink, the image depicts a small figure standing in a landscape. The figure is in profile, facing right, looking over a body of water. The water is surrounded by trees and plants; the figure stands among tall grasses, below a large tree. The artist’s monogram is in the bottom left corner of the frame.


Alone and in the midst of men,
Alone ’mid hills and valleys fair;
Alone upon a ship at sea;
Alone—alone, and everywhere.

O many folk I see and know,
So kind they are I scarce can tell,
But now alone on land and sea,
In spite of all I’m left to dwell.

In cities large—in country lane,
Around the world—’tis all the same;
Across the sea from shore to shore,
Alone—alone, for evermore.


MLA citation:

Smith, Pamela Colman. “Alone,” illustrated by Pamela Colman Smith. The Green Sheaf, No. 4, 1903, p. 9. Green Sheaf Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Yellow Nineties 2.0, Toronto Metropolitan University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2022.