Come (for life is a frail moth flying)

Come, when the pale moon like a petal

Floats in the pearly dusk of spring,

Come with arms outstretched to take me,

Come with lips pursed up to cling.

Come, for life is a frail moth flying,

Caught in the web of the years that pass,

And soon we two, so warm and eager,

Will be as the gray stones in the grass

Sara Teasdale