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(1887) [MARC] Author: Viktor Rydberg Translator: Alfred Corning Clark With: Hans Anton Westesson Lindehn
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With towers of gold, on the glorious sky,
        And banners all rippling wide:
I heard the pinions sweeping by,
        And the forms of the blest descried.
And there, and there,
        I see her now,
(Serene and fair
        The angel brow);
She seems to call,
        To beckon me, she
Who all-in-all
        Was, once, to me;
And eager I fly to the dear embrace,
        And falling, I
        On her bosom lie,
The fluttering heart’s sweet resting-place.

But now, ah now, the psalm was o’er.
        And ended the organ’s stream;
My picture was colorless as before,
        I wakened out of my dream:
Dark—cold—’twas another
        Church stood there—
I miss my mother
        Everywhere.
She was there, I know,
        Still near the spot,
With her child, but oh!
        I saw her not—
The worshipped presence hovering nigh.
        And the heart, bereaved
        And numb, relieved
The grief of the motherless boy in a sigh.

It was but a cloud, that came and went
        (As clouds will come and depart),
With the temple’s darkness a moment blent
        And that in my boyish heart.

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