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William Wilfred Campbell, comp.  The Oxford Book of Canadian Verse.  1913.
 
Songs of the Sea Children
VI. ‘Love, by that loosened hair’
By Bliss Carman (1861–1929)
 
LOVE, by that loosened hair,
  Well now I know
Where the lost Lilith went
  So long ago.
 
Love, by those starry eyes        5
  I understand
How the sea maidens lure
  Mortals from land.
 
Love, by that welling laugh
  Joy claims its own        10
Sea-born and wind-wayward
  Child of the sun.
 
 
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