While in the darkness wakeful prayers
Behind a garden wall – who cares?
Indifferent the stone and shadow,
Moonlight passing cold and sallow,
Unimportant though the world
Is like a restless banner furled,
And love is wrestling with its death,
Snoring Peter blows his breath,
Mutters restlessly the while,
Dreaming cowardice, denial,
And only Judas is awake
Who has as yet no heart to break
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