Youth and the Pilgrim
Gray pilgrim, you have journeyed far,
I pray you tell to me
Is there a land where Love is not,
By shore of any sea?
For I am weary of the god,
And I would flee from him
Though I must take a ship and go
Beyond the ocean’s rim.
“I know a port where Love is not,
The ship is in your hand,
Then plunge your sword within your breast
And you will reach the land.”