by Charles Hanson Towne (1877 - 1949)

The myrtles of Damascus, when they smile
Language: English 
The myrtles of Damascus, when they smile, 
   Exalt my soul to some remote, high place —
   But O thy face!1

Roses of Baghdad, bathed in moonlight dew, 
   Make my heart drunk when all their joy it sips — 
   But O thy lips!1

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Confirmed with Charles Hanson Towne, The Quiet Singer and Other Poems, B. W. Dodge & Company, New York 1908, Page 115.

1 Woodforde-Finden adds "O my love!"


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