And though there is no laughter in this poem, it shows a power of feeling joy as well as sorrow, which makes us sad when we remember how long the poet was shut away
from common human life.
This morning was he out of his mind, and in his fancy we were boy and girl again and wandering in the happy fields; and so in that innocent glad converse wandered he far and farther, still lightly gossiping, and entered into those other fields we know not of, and was shut away
from mortal sight.
It it she kept her papers, and a few books, safely shut away
from Scrabble, who, being likewise of a literary turn, was fond of making a circulating library of such books as were left in his way by eating the leaves.
The gorge under our feet--called Allerheiligen--afforded room in the grassy level at its head for a cozy and delightful human nest, shut away
from the world and its botherations, and consequently the monks of the old times had not failed to spy it out; and here were the brown and comely ruins of their church and convent to prove that priests had as fine an instinct seven hundred years ago in ferreting out the choicest nooks and corners in a land as priests have today.
You poor cold little crittur shut away
in a drawer, are you dead or just sleeping?
I cannot become as I was before if I am to be always shut away
in this one chamber, breathing poor air and getting no proper exercise.
They pushed the coffer under his cot, and Kim shut away
Mahbub's pistol, the oilskin packet of letters, and the locked books and diaries, with a groan of relief.
Bronwyn Wain: Paedophiles should be shut away
for life - and I mean life.
All the bones were easily disposed of and shut away
, saving you needing to be reminded that you've just scavenged the flesh from some creature's bones.
Complicating the story, the uncle's son has been shut away
for many years, his father being unable to face the boy, who evokes painful memories of his wife.
I love that it's open plan and part of the house rather than being shut away
He'd been shut away
for such a long time, but he was so polite.