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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Scotland: Vols. VI–VIII.  1876–79.
 
Sweden: Lapmark
Kulnasatz, My Reindeer
Anonymous
 
KULNASATZ, my reindeer,
    We have a long journey to go;
      The moors are vast,
      And we must haste.
    Our strength, I fear,        5
Will fail, if we are slow;
        And so
        Our songs will do.
 
      Kaigé, the watery moor,
    Is pleasant unto me,        10
    Though long it be,
Since it doth to my mistress lead,
    Whom I adore;
    The Kilwa moor
I ne’er again will tread.        15
 
      Thoughts filled my mind,
  Whilst I through Kaigé passed,
      Swift as the wind,
    And my desire
          Winged with impatient fire;        20
        My reindeer, let us haste!
 
So shall we quickly end our pleasing pain,—
        Behold my mistress there,
With decent motion walking o’er the plain.
        Kulnasatz, my reindeer,        25
        Look yonder, where
          She washes in the lake!
        See, while she swims,
        The water from her purer limbs
          New clearness take!        30
 
 
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