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MOON OF LOVELINESS, by            
First Line: She stood in all her slender grace
Last Line: Except the moon's own lustre pale?
Alternate Author Name(s): Mu'tamid, Al-; Al-mu'tamid Of Sevilla


She stood in all her slender grace
Veiling the sun's orb from my face:
O may her beauty ever be
So veiled from time's inconstancy!

It was as if she knew, I guess,
She was a moon of loveliness;
And may aught else the bright sun veil
Except the moon's own lustre pale?





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