Green willow , drooping to caress the stream

Green willow , drooping to caress the stream ,
Shade me within the curtain of your hair ,
Let me for one sweet hour ,
Secure , unhurried as a dream ,
Moor here .

Green willow , when I last sought refuge here ,
Not then alone , I knew the joy of love :
Forbidden long to live ,
My joy , with her I held most dear ,
Took leave .

Green willow, soon I too must take my leave ,
Never too soon that day , come when it will :
To you , and lovers all
Who seek your shade to laugh or grieve ,
Farewell .

15th September 1952

[ On same sheet as Lindabrides , lady of all delight ]