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

Fakeer of Jungheera 2.17

Farewell!—alas! that melancholy word 
Comes spell-like on the heart whene'er 'tis heard, 
As if the spirit from that moment were 
Bound with a curse to be dissevered ne'er. 
It lingers on the ear, as if 'twould be 
Still sounding, until slow Eternity 
Came stealing o'er existence ; and there seems 
An omen in its echo, as in dreams. 
The trusting maiden fondly seeks a sign 
Her hope's mysterious history to divine. 
Ah! there's a mournful, a prophetic spell 
In the faint fall of early love's farewell. 

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