Into the silence of the empty night
I went, and took my scorned heart with me,
And all the thousand eyes of heaven were bright;
But Sorrow came and led me back to thee.
I turned my weary eyes towards the sun,
Out of the leaden East like smoke came he.
I laughed and said, 'The night is past and done' ;
But sorrow came and led me back to thee.
O Love! O Sorrow! O desired Despair!
I turn my feet towards the boundless sea,
Into the dark I go and heed not where,
So that I come again at last to thee.
Behind the scenes Edit
"The Travelling Companion" was a poem written by Lord Alfred Douglas. Neither the poem, nor its author were named in the audio story. A line from this poem, "the boundless sea" gave name to the audio story it appeared in.