Farewell to you and the youth I have spent with you
It was but yesterday we met in a dream.
You have sung to me in my aloneness,
And I of your longings have built a tower in the sky.
But now our sleep has fled and our dream is over,
And it's no longer dawn.
The noontide is upon us and our half waking has turned
Into a fuller day,
And we part.
If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, We shall speak again together And you shall sing to me a deeper song. And if our hands should meet in another dream We shall build another tower in the sky...