Memories long in music sleeping,
No more sleeping,
No more dumb;
Delicate phantoms softly creeping
Softly back from the old-world come.
Faintest odours around them straying,
In chambers dim;
Whispering silks in order swaying,
Glimmering gems on shoulders slim:
Courage advancing strong and tender,
Suppliant conquest, proud surrender,
Courtesy cold of hearts on fire -
Willowy billowy now they're bending,
Low they're bending
Stately measure and stately ending,
Music sobbing, and a dream that dies.
Submitted by Virginia Knight
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