Tuesday, September 25, 2007
taken outside of Kennedy Meadows
IF YOU'RE EVER GOING TO LOVE ME
If you're ever going to love me love me now, while I can know
All the sweet and tender feelings which from real affection flow.
Love me now, while I am living; do now wait till I am gone
And then chisel it in marble-warm love words on ice-cold stone.
If you've dear, sweet thoughts about me, why not whisper them to me?
Don't you know 'twould make me happy and as glad as glad as could be?
If you Wait till I am sleeping, ne'er to waken here again,
There'll be walls of earth between us and I couldn't hear you then.
If you knew someone was thirsting for a drop of water sweet
Would you be so slow to bring it? Would you step with laggard feet?
There are tender hearts all round us who are thirsting for our love;
I won't need your kind caresses when the grass grows o'er my face;
So then, if you love me any, if it's but a little bit,
Let me know it now while living; I can own and treasure it.