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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
“Once more a singing soul’s most airy vessel”
By Allan Eastman Cross
 
ONCE more a singing soul’s most airy vessel
  Hath on its journey sped;
Once more we linger by the shadowy waters,
  Mourning a spirit fled.
 
Yet, lingering here, we catch the tender vision        5
  Of Beauty, throned above,
As fondly welcoming a spirit laden
  With beauty and with love;
 
For she who left us hath with love deep freighted
  Her spirit’s ample powers—        10
She filled her life, her very name with beauty,
  Like a rare urn with flowers.
 
 
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