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VIGNETTES OVERSEAS: 5. NIGHT SONG AT AMALFI, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: I asked the heaven of stars
Last Line: My whole life long?
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Amalfi, Italy; Silence


I asked the heaven of stars
What I should give my love --
It answered me with silence,
Silence above.

I asked the darkened sea
Down where the fishers go --
It answered me with silence,
Silence below.

Oh, I could give him weeping,
Or I could give him song --
But how can I give silence,
My whole life long?








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