Oh sorrow! Oh woe!! T’ have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
Talk what you please of future spring
And sun-warm’d sweet to-morrow:–
Stripp’d bare of hope and everything,
No more to laugh, no more to sing,
I sit alone with sorrow.
I like to imagine dogs howling mournfully at this point, and big black thunderclouds with lashings of rain.