Wait for me and I’ll come back,
Wait and I will come;
Wait through Autumn’s yellow rains
And it’ s tedium.
Steel your heart and do not grieve
Wait through winter’s haze
Wait through wind and raging storm;
Wait through summer’s blaze.
Wait when others wait no more.
When my letters stop
Wait with hope that never wanes
Wait and don’t give up.
Wait for me! Let those who don’t –
Once I’m back with you –
Let them say that it was luck
That has seen us through.
You and I alone will know
That I safely came,
Spiting every kind of death,
Through that lethal flame
Just because you learned to wait;
And, like no one else on earth,
Waited, love, for me.