Is it the hour? We leave this resting-place
Made fair by one another for a while.
Now, for a god-speed,
one last mad embrace;
The long road then, unlit by your faint smile.
Ah! the long road! and you so far
Oh, I'll remember! but . . . each crawling day
Will pale a little your scarlet lips, each mile
dear pain of your remembered face.
. . . Do you think there's a far border town, somewhere,
The desert's edge, last of the lands we know,
Some gaunt eventual limit of our light,
In which I'll find you waiting; and we'll go
Together, hand in hand
again, out there,
Into the waste we know not, into the night?