The Deserted House.

Life and Thought have gone away1
Side by side,2
Leaving door and windows wide :3
Careless tennants they !4
All within is dark as night :5
In the windows is no light ;6
And no murmur at the door,7
So frequent on its hinge before.8
Close the door, the shutters close,9
Or through the windows we shall see10
The nakedness and vacancy11
Of the dark deserted house.12
Come away : no more of mirth13
Is here, or merrymaking sound.14
The house was builded of the earth,15
And shall fall again to ground.16
Come away : for Life and Thought17
Here no longer dwell ;18
But in a city glorious19
A great and distant city—have bought20
A mansion incorruptible.21
Would they could have stayed with us !22