From 'An Invite, To Eternity' by John Clare (1793 - 1864)

Will you go with me?
Will you go with me?

Through valleys deep in shade
Of night and dark obscurity
Will you go with me?
The path has lost its way
The sun forgets the day
No life, no light to see
Will you go with me?
Will you follow me?

Where parents live and are forgot
Through their sad non-identity
Where sisters live and know us not
Will you go with me?

Where stones will turn to flooding streams
Where plains will rise like ocean waves
Where life will fade like visioned dreams
And mountains darken into caves

To live in death and be the same
Without this life or home or name
At once to be and not to be
We're wed to one eternity

The present mixed with reasons gone
And past and present are as one
Say maiden can thy life be led
To join the living with the dead