We have slept so long

Through Time’s huge ebbs and flows;

It is time to wake—

The night draws to its close.


We have slept and dreamed

A thousand Shadow-shows;

It is time to Wake —

The first faint dawn-light glows.


We have dreamed and schemed

And gone the roads we chose;

It is time to wake

The Sun has lit the Rose.

Francis Brabazon