James Agee

The Rendezvous

The horn of resurrection
     Globes world and skull with jubilance of sound:
Perfect, my soul and flesh
     Resolve from living sky and deathly ground.

Ah, true to our appointment
     You join me, that together we may rise
To love's eternity...
      But tell me: what has saddened, so, your eyes?

"Only that you, who loved me
      Have waited long in vain new love to share:
Before the blazing God
      That cloudy love has burned to clearest air."

"Be sad no more; forget me
      As now I can you: lost in God your soul:
Me, love's thin fever
      Could not beguile from death's white ruinous coal!"