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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
By H. Hyman
LEAVE thee alone in sorrow! Ask me not,
  Oh, mother of my dead love, I entreat;
Although I fain would linger near the spot
  Where rests one I on earth no more shall greet.
Should we who shared our pleasures side by side,        5
  Apart in sorrow and bereavement be?
No; I will cleave to thee, whate’er betide,
  Knowing no comfort, unless shared with thee.
Then seek not to divide my path from thine;
  Tread not alone thy journey, full of woe;        10
For his dear sake thy people shall be mine,
  And whither thou goest will I also go.

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