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APOLOGUE: THE THOUGHT SUGGESTED BY A SPANISH SAYING, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Seek for me in the arab maid's bower
Last Line: Parted once, we part for ever.
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Air; Fire; Shame; Water


Water. SEEK for me in the Arab maid's bower,
Where the fountain plays over the jasmine flower;
Seek for me in the light cascade
The minstrel lists in the greenwood shade;
Seek me at morn 'mid the violet's dyes:
Seek me where rainbows paint April skies:
In the blue rush of rivers, the depths of the sea, --
If we should sever, there seek for me.

Fire. Seek for me where the war-shots meet,
Where the soldier's cloak is his winding-sheet;
Seek for me where the lava wave
Bursts from Etna's secret cave;
Seek for me where Christmas mirth
Brightens the circle of love round your hearth;
Where meteor-flames glance, where the stars are bright;
Where the beacon flashes at the dead midnight;
Where the lightning scathes the tall oak-tree, --
If we should sever, there seek for me.

Air. Seek for me where the Spanish maid
Hearkens at eve to the serenade:
Seek for me where the clouds are dark,
Where the billows foam round the sinking bark;
Where the aspen-leaf floats on the summer's gale,
Where the rose bends low at the nightingale's tale:
Where the wind-harp wakens in melody, --
If we should sever, there seek for me.

Shame. Seek not me, if we should sever:
Parted once, we part for ever.





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