"The stars came, but her Love came never"

by Robert Hillyer

The stars came, but her Love came never,
And standing there on the bank of the river,
"Come back!" she said to the waves of the river,
But they hurried away and they came back never.
"You come not back to the land of my lover,"
She said to the hurrying waves of the river,
"Then will I go with you, waves of the river,
To oceans far from the land of my lover."
Under the starlight the girl and the river
Hurry away and they come back never.

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