IN DARK DECEMBER
Listen!— ah listen to the bells
ring out the past, ring in the new
this Christmas time! How my heart swells,
my love, for you.
Where have you gone, into what night?
Send me one word across the sea,
one word to heal my human plight
and set me free.
—The happy days that are no more,
let them go. Remember, remember
the golden days, and count the score
in dark December.