“I have been here before,
But when or how I can not tell;
I know the grass beyond the door,
The sweet keen smell,
The sighing sound, the lights around the shore.”
“Sudden Light” . Stanza 1.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti [1828-1882].
Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955
To read the full poem: Poetry Foundation.