Because we know that there will never be
Any more time when this our time is done,
Because we know there is for you and me
No other place under another sun
And that our day is bounded by a night
Impenetrably dark, boundlessly deep
Let this our fearful day be full of light
Let this our day be sweet.
Let us be glad for this our little time
More glad than ever lovers were before
And let us dare to fashion the sublime
Within the ghostly chasm of the war
Standing together in the roaring gloom
At peace before our sure advancing doom.
© Mary Borden