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Till I wake (1903)

Till I wake

When I am dying, lean over me tenderly, softly...
Stoop, as the yellow roses droop
In the wind from the south;
So I may when I wake - if there be an awakening -
Keep what lulled me to sleep -
The touch of your lips on my mouth.

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Amy Woodforde-Finden was a composer who is best known for writing the music to "Kashmiri Song" from Four Indian Love Lyrics by Laurence Hope.
Born in Chile to American parents, she later became a naturalised British citizen.

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The pseudonym of English poet Adela Florence Nicolson

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