|When I Was Alone|
When I was alone at night
In strange and distant cities,
On trains which pierced the darkness,
I called aloud your name
I sang the song of your dear name.
Longing for your voice,
I heard your words like music
Coming out of nowhere,
Your sweet-sounding tongue,
Bringing me secret, sacred joy.
When angry, disturbing thoughts
Kept swirling through my mind
And would not let me sleep,
I remembered your auburn hair
And the little curl beside your ears.
When sudden pain assailed me,
And my soul cried for help,
I summoned up your image,
Thought upon your beauty
And drove the haunting demon out.
When I yearned for a woman's warmth,
I dreamt of your loveliness;
Felt your body's soft length,
Held close its tenderness . . .
Lovers' dreams sometimes come true.
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