With gratitude to J. Dowland.
Light trill, night still, weighted thought,
Relayed, played, as bard taught, of loss, love
And ultimately, untimely selfish death—
A pavan, jig, puffe, alman or galliard,
Repenting, lamenting, frequenting sorrow,
Melancholic ever, as rain-soaked limp oaks
In winter nights; weary days, dismays, sues.