A Farewell

I found this poem and I thought it was too beautiful not to share.

“My fairest child, I have no song to give you; 

No lark could pipe to skies so dull and grey:

Yet, ere we part, one lesson I can leave you

For every day.

Be good, sweet maid, and let who will be clever;

Do noble things, not dream them, all day long:

And so make life, death, and that vast for-ever

One grand, sweet song. ”

Charles Kingsley