She looked, longingly, up that steep hill:
It was summer still –
Favoured summer smiled on her:
Her heart joined forces with her will –
She knew, sure as the summer sun
Shone bright that day,
All the world – it was hers –
She held all in her sway –
Brave beginnings! – ah, well! –
That glorious day beckoned,
All of life’s promises she beheld: who can say
What adventures she glimpsed? –
What untold joys: who can say?
And life happened; many glorious dreams found
Themselves lost and forgotten, pressed deep underground –
Winter’s snows trapped them, cold: now they utter no sound……….
But no matter! – no matter! –
See! – a sunbeam shines through –
And it still forms a part of
That girl I once knew.