Art thou lonely in thy tomb?
Art thou cold in such a gloom?
Rouse thee, then, and make me room,—
Phantoms vex thy virgin sleep,
Nameless things around thee creep,
Yet be patient, do not weep,—
O be faithful! O be brave!
Naught shall harm thee in thy grave;
Let the restless spirits rave,—
When my pilgrimage is done,
When the grace of God is won,
I will come to thee, my nun,—
George Eric Mackay (1851-1898) was a little know English poet who achieved a moderate amount of success with his collection of works entitled “Letters of a Violinist” (1886).