I saw a doe and deer go bounding through the trees;
And turning I reached to take your hand
And show the sight to you.
But all I touched was empty air.
I felt a leaf brush against my cheek;
And stooping I bent to pick it up
And let your cheek feel it too.
But sullen trees were my only companions.
I danced in the crashing ocean tide;
And laughing I called aloud your name
And asked you to come and dance too.
But all that answered were the sea gulls.
I beheld a sunset in all its rosy glory;
And I looked to see if you saw it too
And to see the joy on your face.
But, dear heart, you were gone.