Departed in Silence


Fare thee well; in a long night thou walk.
Time tamed thee, cracking steeply thy shields,
Barren will facing ruthless fate yields,
Forsaking Earth at the striking clock.

Departed thou art; I'll recall thee.
Time is but a thread we harshly weave.
So thou spun thy scars on me to grieve,
Thy name written in the roaring sea.

In this fiery sphere dost thou remain,
Flesh and soul split, cold ashes forfeit?
Faded in silence is thy spirit.
Where are thy manes now thou'd been lain?

Gone and chained to ice-bound abyss,
Gone and tied to heavens' all might,
Thy empty vessel gaily bedight,
Sailing along gleaming shores of bliss.

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