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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
Francis Thompson. 1859–1907
28. An Arab Love-Song
THE hunchèd camels of the night 
Trouble the bright 
And silver waters of the moon. 
The Maiden of the Morn will soon 
Through Heaven stray and sing,         5
Star gathering. 
Now while the dark about our loves is strewn, 
Light of my dark, blood of my heart, O come! 
And night will catch her breath up, and be dumb. 
Leave thy father, leave thy mother  10
And thy brother; 
Leave the black tents of thy tribe apart! 
Am I not thy father and thy brother, 
And thy mother? 
And thou—what needest with thy tribe's black tents  15
Who hast the red pavilion of my heart? 
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