Under love's heavy burden do I sink
Can I go forward when my heart is here ?
I cannot be here, here and there,
There and here for You and I
Are past our dancing days
I like the lightning
Which does cease to be
Ere one can say "I see"
Beauty too rich for use,
For earth too dear
Did my heart love 'till now ?
I forswear !
Regions near me seemed all alone
My mutual cry she never heard again
Now sadness is beloved, and love we gain
Alike bewitched by charm of looks
Night sable Goddess,
From Your ebon throne
Every eye is fixed on You alone
I thank You, Moon, for showing me the way
Trip away, make me stay, meet me all
By break of day
You made mine eyes and merry tears
O grim-looked night, the way you fear !
Full many flowers born to blush unseen
And waste their sweetness now,
Share their last gleam
Trip away, make me stay,
Meet me all by break of day !
Heatened blood makes holy hands unclean
Mine eyes look sad,
The grim-looked night away
Stare around the sphere
To blush unseen - Your tears
When You turn away
Leave me out of the end
Turn Your insane out
Leave me, if You will
Away from light steals forth my soul
I want give cure as know
But love's a smoke with fume of sighs
So swallow down and rise, autumn rise !
Love's Heavy Burden Lyrics