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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
In Shushan
By E. Yancey Cohen
 
I
O’ER lordly Shushan’s terrac’d walls
The starry cloak of midnight falls,
And naught doth break the solemn spell
Save the soft note of Philomel,
Or some faint fountain’s silvery tongue        5
Lulling the gardens with its song.
The yellow moon doth rule the sky
And gild the dark-blue dome on high,
And o’er the marble stairways cold
A robe of tissue, woof’d with gold,        10
Doth seem to cling, a garment rare
Enmantling shoulders lustrous fair!
The King doth wassail hold to-night—
For him the hours have pinions light;
 
 
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