A Lament

Original Text: 
S. de V. Julius, Verse ([Singapore:] Printed for Private Circulation by Fraser and Neave [1924]): 12. British Library 11642.h.52 Cf. S. de V. Julius, Poems (London: Longmans, 1928): 15. British Library 011644.eee.52
2The stars appear serene and bright;
3Ah! would that they might shed their light
4On you and me together.
5Four years have come, four years have gone,
6And still I linger here alone
7And count the stars that might have shone
8On you and me together.
9The evenings fade, the nights go by;
10The stars move on across the sky, --
11What nights and days between us lie
12We might have spent together!
13The grooves of life that lovers wear
14Deeper and deeper every year
15And tread together are, my dear,
16Untrod by us together.

Notes

1] Broussa: Bursa, Turkey, the first Ottoman capital, found on the lower slopes of Uludag (Mount Olympos of Mysia). Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1924
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2001