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Farewell my sweet love and my pain
my parting friend, my tears of rain
farewell to my approaching fire
to my pleasing and hot desire.

Farewell to time, to days and nights
to golden gifts and shrinking sighs
farewell to each year I praise
what I in trembling feelings laid.

Farewell to pride I hungered for
from smiles which dies, before adored
farewell to those two eyes of yours
which sparkled for my hours gone.

Farewell to all our love we measured
and to the loss of all I treasured
farewell to the divine moments I have obtained
for that love I never more will gain.

©kerstin centervall