She Sang.

She sang, dim night about us fell,1
Draping ghost faces round the room.2
She sang ; her rising voice dropped light 3
In liquid glamour down the gloom.4
She sang, some low preamble soft5
Bound down awhile by staves and bars,6
Till, loosened in a wild, sweet shake,7
She flung her spirit to the stars.8
She sang ; I sang ; we knew not what,9
Some far-off music of the soul,10
Till voice touched voice ; one vocal kiss11
Linked two half lives in one sweet whole.12
She sang ; I sang ; our voices dropped ;13
The stars died out in rapturous tears14
Of dewy dawn ; she sang ; I sang ;15
Our spirits sang, throughout the years.16