Ode to a lost love

My love lay down in pastures green
As I cried out return to me
That which you took – I willingly
Would give again, but can’t you see?
I needs must show a worldly face
And so in public can embrace
No more my lusty jackanape,
Alone I cried – my heart did break
To see you turn away from me,
Thus leaving me to misery.
Where once was sworn repeatedly
In youth to Love a fealty.
I no more young, to work must go,
And try to find some youthly glow,
Reconquering what seemed as sure
To me as sea that meets the shore.
My daily task has thus become
To go in search of further fun:
To find new worlds of memory
Within this gulf where once was thee.

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