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C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Pine and Palm

By Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)

From ‘Poems and Ballads’: Translation of Emma Lazarus

THERE stands a lonely pine-tree

In the north, on a barren height;

He sleep while the ice and snowflakes

Swathe him in folds of white.

He dreameth of a palm-tree

Far in the sunrise land,

Lonely and silent longing

On her burning bank of sand.