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EN TOUR; A SONG SEQUENCE: 2. TREASURE, by            
First Line: My trunk brought home the silken shawl
Last Line: And on and on --
Subject(s): Danube (river); Rome, Italy; Travel; Treasures; Venice, Italy; Journeys; Trips


My trunk brought home the silken shawl,
The buckles and the hose;
My trunk brought home the etchings
And the lovely silken rose;
It brought the wrought-iron book-ends
And the gilded leather frame
And the little silver statue
Of the Faun without a name.

My heart, all weighted down with bliss,
Came home close-packed with lists, like this: --

"Black barges on the Danube;
The swallows over Rome;
The yellow walls of Avignon,
The stone steps and the Dom;

"The beach at Scheveningen;
The castles on the Rhine;
The china shop at Derby;
The English eglantine;

"The little squares at Venice;
The bookstalls by the Seine
And the happy flower markets
Along the Madeleine --"

It's day and night
And dusk and dawn
That list goes on
And on and on --





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