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She sat and sang alway By the green margin of a stream,Watching the fishes leap and play Beneath the glad sunbeam.

I sat and wept alway Beneath the moon's most shadowy beam,Watching the blossoms of the May Weep leaves into the stream.

I wept for memory; She sang for hope that is so fair:My tears were swallowed by the sea; Her songs died on the air.

© Christina Georgina Rossetti