The phantom happiness I sought
   O’er every crag and moor;
I paused at every postern gate,
   And knocked at every door;

In vain I searched the land and sea,
   E’en to the inmost core,
The curtains of eternal night
   Descend—my search is o’er.


This poem is in the public domain. 

About this Poem

“Quest” was published in The Heart of a Woman and Other Poems (The Cornhill Company, 1918).