Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC, was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", "dweller on the threshold", as well as the infamous opening line "It was a dark and stormy night". Wikipedia

Absent Yet Present

As the flight of a river That flows to the sea My soul rushes ever In tumult to thee. A twofold existence I am where thou art: My heart in the distance Beats close to thy heart. Look up, I am near thee, I gaze on thy face: I see thee, I hear thee, I feel...

By Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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13 August