A Valediction
If we must part,
   Then let it be like this;
Not heart on heart,
   Nor with the useless anguish of a kiss;
But touch mine hand and say:
Until to-morrow or some other day,
   If we must part.
Words are so weak
   When love hath been so strong:
Let silence speak:
   “Life is a little while, and love is long;
A time to sow and reap,
And after harvest a long time to sleep,
   But words are weak.

Webpage © 2002 ELC
Lane Core Jr. (lane@elcore.net)
Created November 12, 2002; not revised.