Again, as always, when the shadows fall,
In that sweet space between the dark and day,I leave the present and its fretful claims
And seek the dim past where my memories stay.I dream an old, forgotten, far-off dream,
And think old thoughts and live old scenes anew,Till suddenly I reach the heart of Spring—
The spring that brought me you!I see again a little woody lane,
The moonlight rifting golden through the trees;I hear the plaintive chirp of drowsy bird
Lulled dreamward by a tender, vagrant breeze;I hold your hand, I look into your eyes,
I touch your lips,—oh, peerless, matchless dower!Oh, Memory thwarting Time and Space and Death!
Oh, Little Perfect Hour!