Forgotten friend! forgot beyond
The soul of solace in the cold,
Friend whose tale is yet untold
Resurrect! and before me stand.
Let memory chalice the ghost
Spilled to rumors beyond recall;
He lives yet, he did not fall,
Yet his bodying has no host.
What is this absent creature then
Who lives to others, shares their views
Of russet sunsets, yet eschews
The gravid face of his old friend?
Damned by discord, torn in twain,
Yet present to the fervid pitch
Of inner sense, a lively nothing which
Makes all mem'ry the mem'ry of pain.
Reveal! From shadow, gloom and gloam
Stand forth! and be again alive;
Here, where your memory still thrives,
Your dear self has yet a home.