Hands groping behind a closed window

“I wandered through a house of many rooms.
It grew darker and darker,
Until, at last, I could only find my way
By passing my fingers along the wall.
Suddenly my hand shot through an open window,
And the thorn of a rose I could not see
Pricked it so sharply
That I cried aloud.”

(A. Lowell, no title, in Pictures of the Floating World)
Eschweiler (D)

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