Sonnet: Oh! Death Will Find Me

Oh! Death will find me, long before I tire
      Of watching you; and swing me suddenly
Into the shade and loneliness and mire
      Of the last land! There, waiting patiently,

One day, I think, I'll feel a cool wind blowing,
      See a slow light across the Stygian tide,
And hear the Dead about me stir, unknowing,
      And tremble. And I shall know that you have died,

And watch you, a broad-browed and smiling dream,
      Pass, light as ever, through the lightless host,
Quietly ponder, start, and sway, and gleam--
      Most individual and bewildering ghost!--

And turn, and toss your brown delightful head
Amusedly, among the ancient Dead.