Monday, December 8, 2008

When We Two Parted

When we two partedIn silence and tears,Half broken-heartedTo sever for years,Pale grew thy cheek and cold,Colder thy kiss;Truly that hour foretoldSorrow to this.
The dew of the morningSunk chill on my brow-It felt like the warningOf what I feel now.Thy vows are all broken,And light is thy fame;I hear thy name spoken,And share in its shame.
They name thee before me,A knell to mine ear;A shudder comes o'er me-Why wert thou so dear?They know not I knew thee,Who knew thee too well-Long, long shall I rue thee,To deeply to tell.
In secret we met-In silence I grieve,That thy heart could forget,Thy spirit deceive.If I should meet theeAfter long years,How should I greet thee?-With silence and tears.
Best regards,