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.
Smith, Pamela Colman. “Alone,” The Green Sheaf vol. 4, 1903, p. 9. Green Sheaf Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2021. Yellow Nineties 2.0, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2021. https://1890s.ca/GSV4-smith-alone/