Song

Original Text: 
Marjorie L. C. Pickthall, The Lamp of Poor Souls and Other Poems (Toronto: S. B. Gundy, 1916): 15. PS 8531 I35L3 Robarts Library.
1I shall not go with pain
2Whether you hold me, whether you forget
3My little loss and my immortal gain.
4O flower unseen, O fountain sealed apart!
5Give me one look, one look remembering yet,
6Sweet heart.
7I shall not go with grief,
8Whether you call me, whether you deny
9The crowning vintage and the golden sheaf.
10O, April hopes that blossom but to close!
11Give me one look, one look and so good-bye,
12Red rose.
13I shall not go with sighs,
14But as full-crowned the warrior leaves the fight,
15Dawn on his shield and death upon his eyes.
16O, life so bitter-sweet and heaven so far!
17Give me one look, one look and so good night,
18My star.
Publication Start Year: 
1916
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1998.
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