AN ELEGY III
I sit here alone， mourning for us both.
How many years do I lack now of my threescore and ten？
There have been better men than I to whom heaven denied a son，
There was a poet better than I whose dead wife could not hear him.
What have I to hope for in the darkness of our tomb？
You and I had little faith in a meeting after death-
Yet my open eyes can see all night
That lifelong trouble of your brow.