- 1That time of year thou mayst in me behold
- 2When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang
- 3Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
- 4Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang.
- pg 28495In me thou seest the twilight of such day
- 6As after sunset fadeth in the west,
- 7Which by and by black night doth take away,
- 8Death's second self that seals up all in rest.
- 9In me thou seest the glowing of such fire
- 10That on the ashes of his youth doth lie
- 11As the deathbed, whereon it must expire,
- 12Consumed with that which it was nourished by.
- 13 This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,
- 14 To love that well which thou must leave ere long.