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Padraic Colum (1881–1972).  Anthology of Irish Verse.  1922.
 
159. Love on the Mountain
 
By Thomas Boyd
 
 
MY LOVE comes down from the mountain
Through the mists of dawn;
I look, and the star of the morning
From the sky is gone.
 
My love comes down form the mountain,        5
At dawn, dewy-sweet;
Did you step from the star to the mountain,
O little white feet?
 
O whence came your twining tresses
And your shining eyes,        10
But out of the gold of the morning
And the blue of the skies?
 
The misty morning is burning
In the sun’s red fire,
And the heart in my breast is burning        15
And lost in desire.
 
I follow you into the valley
But no word can I say;
To the East or the West I will follow
Till the dusk of my day.        20
 

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