Margaret, are you grievingOver goldengrove unleaving?Leaves, like the things of man, youWith your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! As the heart grows olderIt will come to such sights colderBy and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you will weep and know why.Now no matter, child, the name:Sorrow's springs are the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressedWhat heart heard of, ghost guessed:It is the blight man was born for,It is margaret you mourn for.