Lilac Eyes of Winters Borne …

Cross and Maus

Lilac eyes of winters borne,
   Merrily fraught with morning dew,
Sought the heart forever mourned.

Eyes of gleam and sparkle shorn,
   Seasons known so few,
Lilac eyes of winters borne.

Shrouds of satin shadows wore,
   And bid the light adieu,
Sought the heart forever mourned.

Life’s love lost from bosom torn,
   Winter’s bite in lieu,
Lilac eyes of winters borne,

Withered rose on a winter’s morn,
   Crimson tears I wept for you,
Lilac eyes of winters borne,
Sought the heart forever mourned.