Lord May I Come?

Stephanie E. Chatfield  

The Poems of Elizabeth Siddal

Lord May I Come?

Life and night are falling from me,
Death and day are opening on me,
Wherever my footsteps come and go,
Life is a stony way of woe.
Lord, have I long to go?

Hallow hearts are ever near me,
Soulless eyes have ceased to cheer me:
Lord may I come to thee?

Life and youth and summer weather
To my heart no joy can gather.
Lord, lift me from life’s stony way!
Loved eyes long closed in death watch for me:
Holy death is waiting for me

Lord, may I come to-day?

My outward life feels sad and still
Like lilies in a frozen rill;
I am gazing upwards to the sun,
Lord, Lord, remembering my lost one.
O Lord, remember me!

How is it in the unknown land?
Do the dead wander hand in hand?
God, give me trust in thee.

Do we clasp dead hands and quiver
With an endless joy for ever?
Do tall white angels gaze and wend
Along the banks where lilies bend?
Lord, we know not how this may be:
Good Lord we put our faith in thee

O God, remember me.

2 thoughts on “Lord May I Come?

  1. I lost a dear friend through sucide..she too was in a
    difficult relationship..she left me a note with a quote
    from Kahil Gibran..Let their be no purpose in friendship
    save the deepening of the spirit..

    1. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I appreciate you taking the time to post a comment here and for sharing the beautiful quote. Kahlil Gibran was a wise and beautiful person and I derive much comfort from this statement of his: “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

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