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muted

 

calm in the half-light
high branches make
let us steep our love
in profound silence
heart and soul merge
and ravished flesh
amid vague idylls
of pine and arbutus
half-close your eyes
fold your arms
and from your sleep
chase hope forever
let us persuade
the sweet lulling breath
to ripple at your feet
waves of russet grass
and when solemn night
from dark oaks falls
our despair's voice
the nightingale will sing

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