(Sympathy Funeral Poems)
There should be no despair for you
while nightly stars are burning ..
While evening pours its silent dew
And sunshine gilds the morning.
There should be no despair
though tears may flow, down like a river ..
Are these not the best beloved of years
around your heart forever?
They weep, you weep, it must be so
winds sigh as you are sighing ..
And winter sheds its grief in snow
where Autumn’s leaves are lying.
Yet, these revive, and from their fate
your fate cannot be parted ..
Then, journey on, if not elate
still, never broken hearted!.