BEYOND THIS DARKENING SHORE
There will be no last look, I was told;
There will be many more,
In the sunlight of a new world
Beyond this darkening shore.
Wait for it, oh wait!—it will come
Like thunder heard from far,
Like the din of a distant drum
Draws nearer where you are.
You will see those those kind eyes again,
Those precious gems of light;
And there’ll be an end to all pain
With the passing of night.
Soon, soon, ah soon let it be!—
My lovely lost and gone!—
New life, new love, new sun, new sea,
When this dark day is done.