A LAMENT.

IT was a summer eve

Beside a summer sea,

And a meeting and a parting

Were destined there to be.

It was a winter night

Beneath the starry sky,

And words of love and longing

Borne on the winds went by.

I buried there my heart

Where the waves forever die,

Where the trodden leaves are silent,

O years, forgotten lie.

W.