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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Asia: Vols. XXI–XXIII.  1876–79.
 
India: Cashmere
The Fountain of Chindara
Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
 
(From Lalla Rookh)

FROM Chindara’s warbling fount I come,
  Called by that moonlight garland’s spell;
From Chindara’s fount, my fairy home,
  Where in music, morn and night, I dwell.
Where lutes in the air are heard about,        5
  And voices are singing the whole day long,
And every sigh the heart breathes out
  Is turned, as it leaves the lips, to song!
    Hither I come
    From my fairy home,        10
And if there ’s a magic in music’s strain,
    I swear by the breath
    Of that moonlight wreath,
Thy lover shall sigh at thy feet again.
 
 
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