By Christina Rossetti
Long have I longed, till I am tired
Of longing and desire;
Farewell my points in vain desired,
My dying fire;
Farewell all things that die and fail and tire.
Springtime and youth and useless pleasure
And all my useless scheming,
My hopes of unattainable treasure,
Dreams not worth dreaming,
Glow-worms that gleam but yield no warmth in gleaming,
Farewell all shows that fade in showing;
My wish and joy stand over
Until tomorrow; Heaven is glowing
Thro' cloudy cover,
Beyond all clouds loves me my Heavenly Lover.