A Parting Guest

James Whitcomb Riley

What delightful hosts are they —
 Life and Love!
Lingeringly I turn away,
 This late hour, yet glad enough
They have not withheld from me
 Their high hospitality.
So, with face lit with delight
 And all gratitude, I stay
 Yet to press their hands and say,
"Thanks. —  So fine a time!  Good night."