He wanders through this wild, mad world
In search of soothing dreams,
And like the Lark that sings for All,
He swings on hopeful beams.
He lives amid a throng unknown,
Forsaking many smiles;
And yet the glint within his eye
Does many eyes beguile.
He talks to none about the dreams,
Conveys to none a sigh,
The others think him very queer,
He will not tell them why.
And Hope is never there at all,
And life is foully weak,
There comes a point when dreams are all
A weary heart can seek.
In them love can live forever
And joy is never old;
Courage is always the bravest
And souls are never sold.
In dreams shall he find his solace,
Wherein he freely flies,
They form the home in which he lives,
The tomb in which he dies.