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I Do Not Know You Well, But What I Know

Music: Méditation from Thaïs.
by Jules Massenet. Performed by Nicola Benedetti, violin; Julien Quentin, piano at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivativeWorks license.


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I do not know you well, but what I know
Enchants me, like a song sung far away.
I cannot hear the words, but what they say
Hangs softly on the hills where I must go.

I see you furtively and note your eyes,
Hazel and dreamy, your spirit half elsewhere;
I note the sheen of your dark, lustrous hair
And wish I knew your thoughts and shared your cries.

This love brings me sweet pain, but I want more,
Driven by a dream I can't control.
I want the truth of you, untamed and whole;
In frantic hope I haunt your open door.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon



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