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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
Like unto Sharon’s Roses
By Rufus Learsi
  MY darling, your grace
And the bloom of your face
  Are sweet as of Sharon the roses,…
And a radiance rare
Illumines your hair        5
  As verdure where moonlight reposes;
And your cadence is low
As Jordan’s still flow
  When twilight day’s revelry closes.
  My darling, your blush        10
Is like morning’s full flush
  When over Mount Hermon he’s scaling,
And the dream in your eye
Is like Galilee’s sky
  When only one cloudlet is sailing,        15
And the lure of your smile
My sadness beguile
  And raise me from doubting and failing.

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