Go! Beauty mark yon pallid cheek:
The case of life once flourished there!
That lilly lip like thine could speak;
That hand could wake a minstrel air.
Lifeless she lies! For ever gone
Those orbs that lingering shone just now!
They rise no more! her locks forlorn
Hang darkling o'er an ivory brow.
But yesterday - her eye - her smile
Were sweet as thine; her heart as gay;
Fair flower! - she bloom'd a little while,
Now earth resumes her native clay.
Sad, awful scene! I stand and gaze
O'er all that once I thought so fair;
No tear, no sigh, the heart can raise
Wrapp'd in the midnight of despair.