BY THE SEA OF SIGHS
Yours is the face of the ages,
Timelessness looks out of your eyes,
You have gone and taken your wages
And look down at me now from the skies.
Even then long ago you knew
That the day of reckoning would come,
That the clock was ticking for you.
Your blood would freeze, your lips fall dumb.
Precious, oh most precious to me
The sad Sphinx-like smile in your eyes,
That last look of eternity
By the sea of infinite sighs.