Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
I Would Not Be the Sun to End Your Night
Music: Fugue in C# Minor.By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.
Because there are no words to set things rightNor hopes that one immersed in mourning hears,I would not be the sun to end your night,
Offering a wisdom far too brightTo soothe your pain or put to rest your fears.But I will watch with you until it's light.
There must be time to grieve that sorrow mightBe equal to the love of days and years.I would not be the sun to end your night.
For grief, before it breaks, must reach its height,And tides must turn before one homeward steers.But I will watch with you until it's light.
There are agonies no friendship can requite,A bitterness unstained till dawn appears.I would not be the sun to end your night.But I will watch with you until it's light.