SWEET EVENINGS COME AND GO, LOVE - Woodrow Wilson Poems

 
 

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SWEET EVENINGS COME AND GO, LOVE

"La noche buena se viene,
La noche buena se va,
Y nosotros nos iremos
Y no volveremos mas."
                        -- Old Villancico.

Sweet evenings come and go, love,
    They came and went of yore:
This evening of our life, love,
    Shall go and come no more.

When we have passed away, love,
    All things will keep their name;
But yet no life on earth, love,
    With ours will be the same.

The daisies will be there, love,
    The stars in heaven will shine:
I shall not feel thy wish, love,
    Nor thou my hand in thine.

A better time will come, love,
    And better souls be born:
I would not be the best, love,
    To leave thee now forlorn.