Collected Poems of Henry Derozio: Preface by Manu Samriti Chander; Edited by Amardeep Singh

Fakeer of Jungheera 1.7

O! like a breeze from the fresh south, 
And like a passing angel's lay,
And like a sound from echo's mouth, 
How softly dies the strain away? 
The distant listener might have deemed, 
(So sweet the choral voices seemed, 
So like a soft ethereal hymn 
Heard far and faint by twilight dim) 
If half his griefs he might forget
That earth and heaven had kissed and met. 
Advancing toward the grass-grown bank, 
In many a gaudy group and rank 
The throng proceeds; the holy train 
Wake into life the sleeping strain, 
And loud and deep its numbers roll, 
Like song mysterious o'er the soul. 

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