LO, a house untenanted Stands beside the road of Time; They who lived there once, have fled To some other house and clime. Towers pointing to the sky With long shadows on the ground, Never shade a passerby, Never echo back a sound.
I am glad daylong for the gift of song,
For time and change and sorrow;
For the sunset wings and the world-end things
Which hang on the edge of to-morrow.
I am glad for my heart whose gates apart
Are the entrance-place of wonders,
Where dreams come in from the rush and din
Like sheep from the rains and thunders.