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First Line: Someone left a willful wish to me
Last Line: That willful wish is worth the pain.
Subject(s): Wishes


Someone left a willful wish to me,
A wish to dance beneath the night
While tomtoms drum a heathen chant
And stars look dim by firelight.

And someone left a body, frail
As misty clouds of Springtime rain.
I have them both. I do not sigh.
That willful wish is worth the pain.





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