Poems of Letitia Elizabeth Landon (L. E. L.) in Pledge of Friendship, 1828/Song

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SONG

Thou shalt think of me when the stars are weeping
        Their tears of light;
Thou shalt think of me when the stars are keeping
        Their watch at night;
Thou shalt think of me when summer flowers
        In autumn fade;
When sinks the glory of noon-tide hours
        In twilight shade;

When the waves round some fragile bark are breaking
        Alone at sea;
Or when from your saddest dream awaking,
        Then think of me.
But I will think of thee at the dawning
        Of the daylight's star,
When slowly comes forth the beauty of morning,
        Like joy from afar.

I will think of thee when over the ocean
        Some tall ship rides,
Stately and swift a spirit of motion,
        Breasting the tides;
And when they are telling some ancient story
        Of chivalry,
Of some proud one who died in his fulness of glory,
        I'll think of thee;

But of me thou shalt think with sorrow,
        Though light it be,
But a night that knows no morrow
        Has closed o'er me.