Landon in The Literary Gazette 1823/Songs 1 5
Literary Gazette, 29th March 1823, Page 203-204
What was our parting?—one wild kiss,
How wild I may not say,
One long and breathless clasp, and then
As life were past away,
We parted,—I to weep o'er all
My young heart's great excess
Of passion, you to dream your love
What has our absence been? a long
And dreary while to me;
And must I feel—I dare not ask—
What it has been to thee?
How shall we meet on either side,
With heart so light as thine?
On yours it may be fond again,
It will be cold on mine! L. E. L.