A Poem For Thursday

Andrew Sullivan —  Jun 21 2012 @ 8:07pm

A reader provides it:

Thank you for drawing some attention to the film Longtime Companion and its incredible final scene, which brings to mind this 1841 poem by John Gibson Lockhart:

There is an old belief,
That on some solemn shore,
Beyond the sphere of grief
Dear friends shall meet once more.

Beyond the sphere of Time
And Sin and Fate's control,
Serene in changeless prime
Of body and of soul.

That creed I fain would keep
That hope I'll ne'er forgo,
Eternal be the sleep,
If not to waken so.

It brings tears every time I think of it.