I do remember now a far off day
And long-forgotten in this frozen place--
A gleam of sunlit flowers, wet with spray,
And the long sea beach whitening for a space
Between the green land and the purple sea.
The black car hurtles through the startled air.
Forever mingled with my young despair
The sharp tang of the sea-salt strangles me.
Singer, your song has waked to life again
The dear lost gift of tears, and all the whirl
Of quick-pulsed love and hatred. Sweet is pain
To one long dead to passion--Take the girl!