The Youthful Shepherd.

Author:Espaillat, Rhina
Position:Poem
 
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The Youthful Shepherd A youthful shepherd, wandering and feeling far from his heart's content, goes sad and lonely, his thoughts on one he loves, and for her only his breast pierced by love's wound, deep and unhealing. He weeps--not for the blows that love keeps dealing-- no, he has no regrets for the affliction that tears him so: he weeps for his eviction from her remembrance. How his heart is reeling to know that she forgets him who is kneeling before her! Just to think she has refused him sends him afar, where strangers have abused him, his breast pierced by love's wound, deep and unhealing...

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