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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. VI–VIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 1835–1860
 
Persia
By Richard Henry Stoddard (1825–1903)
 
[From Poems. Complete Edition. 1880.]

WE parted in the streets of Ispahan.
I stopped my camel at the city gate:
Why did I stop? I left my heart behind.
 
I heard the sighing of thy garden palms,
I saw the roses burning up with love,        5
I saw thee not: thou wert no longer there.
 
We parted in the streets of Ispahan.
A moon has passed since that unhappy day;
It seems an age: the days are long as years.
 
I send thee gifts by every caravan.        10
I send thee flasks of attar, spices, pearls,
I write thee loving songs on golden scrolls.
 
I meet the caravans when they return.
“What news?” I ask. The drivers shake their heads.
We parted in the streets of Ispahan.        15
 
 
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