There Was a Day!

Year: 1919

by Peter Austen   

There was a day, when insolently gay,
I laughed unto the strumming of guitars.
There was a night, I wove in some brave way
A necklace of the stars.
There was a day!
 
Remembering, I sit at evening,
And hear the endless sound of falling tears;
And, thro' the days, another song I sing,
Remembering these years-
Remembering!
 
Remembering!  Alas, how shall I fling
My arms out, out to greet the rising suns?
How shall I hear the birds, and see the Spring?
Remembering Dead Ones-
Remembering!
 

Peter Austen, 1919