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  • She Sleeps Upon the Sea
    Venice (Veneto)

    She sleeps, she sleeps upon the sea,
    Beautiful Venice alone,
    Dreaming of happy days when free,
    Sighing for pleasures gone.

    Hushed are the waves, her pillow light,
    The wind has borne afar—
    From Afric's coast, spray gleaming white—
    Upon her silent bar.

    In sadness, now, she lightly sleeps,
    Her mantle shorn of beauty,
    Her tresses scattered and she weeps
    Lamenting her decree.

    Soft ripples from a distant shore
    Fall lightly at her feet,
    Her rest is sacred, and her lore,
    Shines though at setting, sweet.

    O, is she weary resting there
    In silent loveliness,
    Or is she thinking of the rare
    Fame of her past greatness?

    Lone, wrapped in beauteous mystery,
    Nor waking with the day,
    She'll ever sleep in her frailty—
    For fled is her life's ray.

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    Loudoun, Robert. Songs of Venice: and other poems. Cleveland: William W. Williams, 1885. 28-29


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