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Dagonet's Love-Song

A QUEEN lived in the South;
And music was her mouth,
And sunshine was her hair
By day, and all the night
The drowsy embers there
Remember'd still the light:
     My soul, was she not fair!

But for her eyes--they made
An iron man afraid;
Like sky-blue pools they were,
Watching the sky that knew
Itself transmuted there
Light blue, or deeper blue:
     My soul, was she not fair!

The lifting of her hands
Made laughter in the lands
Where the sun is, in the South:
But my soul learnt sorrow there
In the secrets of her mouth,
Her eyes, her hands, her hair:
     Oh soul, was she not fair!