A whisper at parting, A word in a dream; A sigh in the starlight, A leaf on the stream... A face that is anguished, A cheek that is wet; One will stay and remember, One will go... one will go and forget! A song that is over, A dream that is done; A heart that is broken, A heav'n never won; A flower that has faded, A sun that is set; One will stay and remember, One will go,... one will go and forget! A life that is ended, A sleep and a rest, Two little hands folded, On a calm little breast; An earth that is lonely, A long, long regret... One is left to remember... One has gone, one has gone to forget.
- by Anonymous / Unidentified Author [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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