by Louis MacNeice (1907 - 1963)

Beatriz's song
Language: English 
When will he return?
Only to depart.
Harrowed by the omen
Of his restless heart;
Bondsman of the voice,
Rival to the Sun,
Viceroy of the sunset
Till his task be done.
Though he is my love
He is not for me;
What he loves lies over
Loveless miles of sea.
Haunted by the West,
Eating out his heart
When will he return?
Only to depart.


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 66