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Tourists

Robert Service

In a strange town in a far land
          They met amid a throng;
They stared, they could not understand
          How life was sudden song.
As brown eyes looked in eyes of grey
          Just for a moment's space,
Twin spirits met with sweet dismay
                    In that strange place.

And then the mob that swept them near
          Reft them away again;
Two hearts in all the world most dear
          Knew puzzlement and pain.
They barely brushed in passing by,
          A wildered girl and boy,
Who should have clasped with laughing cry,
                    And wept for joy.

But no, the crowd cleft them apart,
          And she went East, he West;
But there was havoc in his heart
          And brooding in her breast.
In a far land, in a strange town
          Amid a mob they met;
They stared, they passed . . . But O deep down,
          Can they forget?

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