Sara Teasdale, comp. (1884–1933).
The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women. 1917.

Love’s Change

Anne Reeve Aldrich

I WENT to dig a grave for Love,

But the earth was so stiff and cold

That, though I strove through the bitter night,

I could not break the mould.

And I said: “Must he lie in my house in state,

And stay in his wonted place?

Must I have him with me another day,

With that awful change in his face?”