mayo 15, 2006
I, like thy shadow, am a part of thee.
In vain thou fliest: the level desert plain--
The ragged peak, in whose deep scars remain
The snows of primal winter--the waste sea--
The peopled city or the wooded lea
In whate'er clime, or under sun or rain--
Thou find'st no shelter from the fatal stain
My presence casts wherever thou may'st be.
If pitying fortune to thy sadness bring
Some outward light, some ray of hopeful cheer,
The brightness will but make my shade more clear
Lengthen and deepen the detested thing;
Yea, where all shadows meet, where all is drear,
O'er death itself, a gloomier darkness fling.
There are so many little dyings that it doesn't matter which of them is death.