MajestyBlack the night that closed around me,More Like This
(Now I see!)
When I listened as He promised
Long I waited; still she turned and
Looked on you!
Son of few years, quickly fading:
Shadows steals across the City,
I shall drown both star and candle:
Bring the Night.
See the furnace-glow of crimson?
Hear the roar?
To Doom I have brought completion:
Bloody chaos breaks around me,
I shall find her – she'll forget you:
But your arms are strong as iron,
Have no doubt;
Past the rail meant to save me
I spill out.
Seven times they jagged crush me,
'Til I fall no more but lie here-
Blood-stained rise the walls above me,
As light through deep water darkly:
Ragged, now, my cloak of glory,
Here in silence ends this story:
Here lies dead.
Swifter Than The DayMore Like This
Oh, my love; lonely is the grave.
Keep the gift that the water gave:
Silver pearls, buried once in sand;
Thread them now on a golden strand.
Once I laughed, and again you sang;
Sunlight danced, and all the shadows rang.
Now the moon shines icy on your face,
Withered flowers, torn and tattered lace.
Tall oaks grow where you laid my grave,
Leave me cold in the whispering shade.
Oh my love, as you turn away,
Silver pearls bleed silent into grey.
Autumn comes, and all the swaying trees
Rusty shine, and all their sighing leaves
Paint the world in splendor, I was told;
I see blood, crimson, never gold.
Years run on, swifter than the day
I first saw the singing shadows play
Copper-gold, the fire hanging there:
Light was caught, eternal, in your hair.
Grey rain falls, quenching all the light,
Red leaves drown, this All Hallows night.
Formless candles twine a crown for me;
King of Sorrow, lord of Memory.