The Unillumined Verge by Robert Bridges.
To a Friend Dying.
Part 3 of 3.
We must part now? Well, here is the hand of a friend;
I will keep you in sight till the road makes its turning
Just over the ridge within reach of the end
Of your arduous toil,—the beginning of learning.
You will call to me once from the mist, on the verge,
“Au revoir!” and “Good night!” while the twilight is creeping
Up luminous peaks, and the pale stars emerge?
Yes, I hear your faint voice: “This is rest, and like sleeping!”
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