My friend, my lover, where have you been?
Away from sky and sea;
Torn from your homeland's loving arms
And torn away from me.
Cast to the winds, my poor lost soul!
Cast far away from here!
Trapped all alone on a distant shore;
Lost to yourself, I fear.
Beloved, brother of my soul,
What gauntlet did you run
That tore apart your gentle heart
And made you come undone?
I weep for you, my long-lost love
And envision you at the door
Yet I know this can never be,
And I want you all the more.
O, why did you leave your sky to be
Alone without her loving sea?