Looking Back

[During her lifetime, Sibyl Mary Croly was a prolific poet. So far I have found over 200 published and unpublished poems. A Square Inch of Space (1974) and Mock Us Gently (1978) contained collections of her works. Numerous other poems were published in newspapers and magazines from 1902 to at least 1978.]

One evening of an ordinary day,
Without complaint (the penalty was just)
I stood and watched as you rode away
Trailing my heart after you in the dust.

Looking back on that moment through the years,
The many years reaching from now to then,
I marvel, though that day was dry of tears,
How I survived to weep and laugh again.


All of Sibyl’s poetry published to date on this website can be seen in these posts:

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