“Night is a game that death likes to play,
And dreams are the mind withdrawing from day,”
Breathless, a whisper, these words that she said,
Before I departed for war, and the dead.
We kissed and she blushed, an innocent still,
As we lay on the top of the welcoming hill,
Where birds sang in trees of nature’s delight,
While we talked of love, of wrong and of right,
We lay on the grass to melt with the sky,
The rosey-sun setting, the moon asking why,
We were one destiny, one body, one mind,
Yet with sunrise I left, to follow the blind.