It's dull in our town since my playmates left!
I can't forget that I'm bereft
Of all the pleasant sights they see,
Which the Piper also promised me.
For he led us, he said, to a joyous land,
Joining the town and just at hand,Where waters gushed and fruit-trees grew,
And flowers put forth a fairer hue,
And everything was strange and new….