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The Rose of Persia


No. 23: Song (Yussuf)

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Yussuf.
      Our tale is told,
And now is growing old!
  For Fate, who holds the book
    Of childhood, youth, and age,
  Her finger now doth crook
    To turn another page.
      Try to forget —
Although a soft regret
  Like some poor faded rose-leaf lie,
    (To mark the place)
  Within the book where thou and I
    Have read one passage full of grace!
  Where thou and I
    Have read one passage full of grace!
      Oh, try, try to forget!
         
      The desert's wide —
And we must mount and ride!
  Each with a caravan
    That's laden with our sighs;
  To barter, if we can,
    Our loads in Paradise.
      Try to forget!
Try to forget!
Our caravans have met
  Amid the burning desert space,
    Ah! Where thou and I, where thou and I
  Have rested in a shady place
    A little while, and then passed by, and then
        passed by!
    Where thou and I, where thou and I have now
        passed by!
      Try to forget!
Try to forget!

Exit Yussuf, leaving Heart's Desire.


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