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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Russia: Vol. XX.  1876–79.
 
Bessarabia
Bessarabia
Edna Dean Proctor (1829–1923)
 
HERE the white cattle graze that feed
  The Austrian Kaiser’s towns,
Close-watched by dogs alert to leap
  If but the herder frowns;
And here the shepherd tends his flock        5
  While the long days go by,—
Now couched beside them in the plain,
  Now on the khourgans high.
The plover calls across the steppe;
  The stork, with snowy breast,        10
Flies northward to the kindly roof
  That holds her summer nest;
But nothing stirs his drowsy blood
  Unless a lamb should stray,
Then woe to wolf or gypsy thief        15
  That lurks beside the way.
 
 
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