Fin de Fête – Charlotte Mew

Would you say this is a melancholic or sarcastic break-up?

Fin de Fête was written by Charlotte Mew (1869-1928), an English poet.

Sweetheart, for such a day
     One mustn’t grudge the score;
Here, then, it’s all to pay,
     It’s Good-night at the door.
Good-night and good dreams to you,—
     Do you remember the picture-book thieves
Who left two children sleeping in a wood the long night through,
     And how the birds came down and covered them with leaves?
So you and I should have slept,—But now,
     Oh, what a lonely head!
With just the shadow of a waving bough
     In the moonlight over your bed.

This was intentionally published on February 14th, since it’s the best day to go through break-ups. No doubt.

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