The Song in the Wilderness
With me along the strip of Herbage strown
That just divides the desert from the sown,
Where name of Slave and Sultán is forgot---
And Peace to Máhmúd on his golden Throne!
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,
A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread---and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness---
Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!