“In the Meadow” by Ameen Rihani

In the Meadow

The shadow of thy curls I see
          Upon thy lovely face;
And just a little wish is mine—
          The shadow to embrace.

On thy black and silken tresses,
          Ah, one longs to feast the sight;
But the shadows of their beauty,
          Hanging on thy cheeks of light,

From my lips, exact a tribute,
          Which I pay here in this meadow:
Blush not, my most winsome maiden;
          I have only kissed the shadow.


Ameen Rihani, 1876-1940

“In the Meadow” by Ameen Rihani is in the public domain


Photo by Tanya Trofymchuk on Unsplash

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