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From the ‘Ancestors’

By Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855)

From the ‘Poets and Poetry of Poland,’ edited by Paul Soboleski

SHE is fair as a spirit of light

That floats in the ether on high,

And her eye beams as kindly and bright,

As the sun in the azure-tinged sky.

The lips of her lover join hers

Like the meeting of flame with flame,

And as sweet as the voice of two lutes,

Which one harmony weds the same.