SONNET X  
 
 Oh, my beloved, have you thought of this:  
 How in the years to come unscrupulous Time,  
 More cruel than Death, will tear you from my kiss,  
 And make you old, and leave me in my prime ?  
 How you and I, who scale together yet  
 A little while the sweet, immortal height  
 No pilgrim may remember or forget,  
 As sure as the world turns, some granite night  
 Shall lie awake and know the gracious flame  
 Gone out forever on the mutual stone;  
 And call to mind how on the day you came  
 I was a child, and you a hero grown ?  
 And the night pass, and the strange morning break  
 Upon our anguish for each other's sake !

 
 
   Edna St Vincent Millay.