When on a day my song grows weak, I try
Still to find light in this grey Winter sky.
These lines of darkest drab that sometimes bind
Once had some strength, once they could dull my mind.
Embracing sadness for a time, too long,
Came to an end so swiftly and so strong
When once I saw your face, heard your great laugh
Which to all sadness formed an epitaph.
In this great light all grey turns whiter than
The wings of Queen’s swans as they, swimming, fan
Into soft ripples flowing streams beside
Which lovers’ kisses show what they would hide.
So come to me and laugh sadness away;
We’ll see and join the joys of life today.