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EOLUS, by                    
First Line: Ah, sweet trembling violet
Last Line: The wind is a faithless lover.
Subject(s): Distrust; Love - Complaints

Ah, sweet trembling violet,
The wind caught you in his embrace,
Whirled you to ecstasy, and set
You down, shaken, in a lonely place.

As you lay spent and in a daze,
He swept a pale rose into his fold,
And recklessly spiralled in a maze:
The rose bowed proudly and lost her hold.

Alas! She fell crushed to the earth;
The wind soared away and over,
Hid in a cloud, chuckling with mirth.
The wind is a faithless lover.

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