By the Dark River
My dearest, listen to me now.
These are my last words to you.
You’ll never know how deep, how
Much I loved you. But my death’s now due.
I must leave you, dearest, I must
Go now, to where no green leaves blow,
Where the irons all turn to rust
And where there’s nothing left to know.
Don’t cry, my dearest, please don’t cry
For what could have been. This is where
We are. Everything has to die.
Falls the leaf, and the tree is bare.
Go now, most precious, and remember
I loved you once. And will for ever.
Time cannot kill, nor death dismember
Us. Wait for me by the dark river.