The Soldier says to the doleful Harper
And lo, there is a harper,
who strums away his sorrows
before his friend, a soldier,
who hums and looses arrows.
His loneliness had taken him,
his silence he had silenced
with harp and much depressing hymn,
he wished love were undistanced.
This soldier noticed his distress
and told him to seek out love
or else his heart shall stay restless.
"Tell your heart to cage a dove",
so says the soldier to his friend
who listened, weeped, and thanked him.
"And so I will search without end,
for love!", says he on a whim.