As Golden Dust
Only one with the glimmer of dawn A star ascending from the depths Once with trembling hand, and unwav'ring gaze A singular bloom I beheld, of beauteous sorrow Innocent of her shining, golden blaze- "I am withered, waning ev'ry morrow." "Blossom, where there be day, see thou only night?" She shone as a gem In whose gleaming facets I glimpsed The sun of a summer I had never seen "Wherefore flower thou here? The hour grows late Frost fast caresses the heath Should not ye have danced In long days afore?" "I beg thee remain And stay by my side The winter is long And I am afraid to die." She stirred my heart Which so long had been A casket, empty Of rotten wood carven To wander alone the asphodel vale I could not her forsake Wreathed in her scent The cold fain would claim But close by her side The winterlong I remained... Days as golden dust passed April's sunset approached at last I achingly drew away Once more to meet my fate A bid farewell, I looked in her eyes "When ash and oak in amber shine To bask in your radiance I shall come again."
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