Ballade

My friend, my lover, where have you been?

Away from sky and sea;

Torn from your homeland's loving arms

And torn away from me.

Cast to the winds, my poor lost soul!

Cast far away from here!

Trapped all alone on a distant shore;

Lost to yourself, I fear.

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Beloved, brother of my soul,

What gauntlet did you run

That tore apart your gentle heart

And made you come undone?

I weep for you, my long-lost love

And envision you at the door

Yet I know this can never be,

And I want you all the more.

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O, why did you leave your sky to be

Alone without her loving sea?