Lament of Isis
Language: English 
Gone is my love, my lord,
Gone is my beautiful one.
Lonely by land and sea,
Still am I wand'ring on,
Searching the earth, the wave,
Seeking his hidden grave.

Heaven and earth are dim,
The hours are long in their flight.
Dreary the sun by day,
Dreary the moon by night,
Watching while others sleep,
Weary I wake and weep.

To the great gods I cry,
They will not answer my prayer,
Gone is my love, my lord,
I am alone with despair.
Gone is my lovely one,
I am alone, I am alone.

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Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2009-02-19
Line count: 18
Word count: 95