'T was a long parting, but the time For interview had come; Before the judgment-seat of God, The last and second time
These fleshless lovers met, A heaven in a gaze, A heaven of heavens, the privilege Of one another's eyes.
No lifetime set on them, Apparelled as the new Unborn, except they had beheld, Born everlasting now.
Was bridal e'er like this? A paradise, the host, And cherubim and seraphim The most familiar guest.