Littell's Living Age/Volume 130/Issue 1682/When we are Parted

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When we are parted, let me lie
In some far corner of thy heart,
Silent, and from the world apart,
Like a forgotten melody.
Forgotten by the world beside,
Cherished by one and one alone,
For some loved memory of its own,
So let me in thy heart abide.

When we are parted, keep for me
The sacred stillness of the night;
That hour, sweet love, is mine by right,
Let others claim thy day of thee.
The cold world sleeping at our feet,
My spirit shall discourse with thine;
When stars upon thy pillow shine,
At thy heart's door I stand and wait.

H. C. S.