Pro Aemilia, Ubicumque Eam Cognoscam

(For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her)

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I had a dream --
In a golden robe,
Clad in silk you were,
So you wouldn't be cold.

I wandered empty streets
In the market, on market-day.
In a small temple, I heard
The piping of a flute
As I walked on.

And when you ran to me
Like a constellation
You shone before my eyes,
And light shattered the shadows.
I exulted....

I awoke, but
You were still there.
I wept for joy.
I kissed you.
Oh, I love you!
Girl, I love you!

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