No more can I turn aside with sunny face When the shocks of life upbraid me; No longer can I see in the casual stranger's face Opportunities new unknown for causal love. Whatever has brought me to this pass Must heave me onward! Nothing without Bears my trust as had our friendship bourne --How easily!--as on a giant's back lighlty rides A sparrow! heedless strength to carry all And to tar all things with easy hope. Far into the night with weariless footpad We had pressed, uncaring where the journey led So long as sojourn had no ending. Suggestive shadows of rock and claustric wood Held no terrors for we two; we two Who knew our honest talk could shrink Dark's impostures down to shadow's sham. Gone are those trusts, that happiness. Now rock and dark (ay, and rust and rot) Penetrate my nimble being like a pin Whose first sharpness opens slowly into wound Raw and unmendable, flinching if an ash Although cold as the bearing wind Should light upon its open redness. Now every face in my kind circle Comes to nothingness or less; For ain't it worse than all the loss Of miser-miserable death to lose What has no reason to be lost, Imposed division, needless cost? Who'll now give heart to my restless quest, Remain for dinner and depart a guest As closely allied in the heart As one who never did, or would, depart.