Egon's Song

By George Sterling

'Twas far away, 'twas far away,
  Wild aloe of a night long past!
  'Twas but an hour I held thee fast,
Who never saw thy face by day.

'Twas long ago, 'twas long ago,
  I kissed thee through thy loosened hair.
  I knew that all had found thee fair
Until they found no more to know.

Far off, long since, we took our bliss,
  Deluded to a brief embrace.
  I, who remember not thy face,
Somehow cannot forget thy kiss.

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