REST EASY IN THE DARK
Rest easy in the dark all night
My long departed, lost and gone,
Forever beautiful and bright
Fragment of the Eternal One.
When long ago in summer lands
We laughed and danced the world away,
There where the wily serpent winds
With silken coils his sinuous way—
There in that Eden it began
When time was a rose of rapture
And round the tree of life you ran
And the Dark Prince made his capture!
Out of the cruel forge of pain,
Out of our vices crooked and cranked,
A golden age will rise again
And make our sufferings sacrosanct.
All that we ever thought and did
Will join the paths of those who trod
This earth long since and now lie hid
In the memory banks of God.