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Serenades and Songs
for a Pent-House Window
by Samuel Hoffenstein

Sometimes, since you must absent be,
I wish that Love would set me free;
I want to see you with my eyes;
I want to hold you with my hands,
But Thought itself too sorely tries
The heart with gossamer contrabands;
You are far more than wandering air,
And nearer than the arrogant stars,
And no fair things are yet so fair
That they may be your avatars.
Come back, or let these others be;
Your shadows cannot comfort me;
You are the certain knife, not they,
To whittle my foolish life away!

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