FLOWER OF ARABY
I close my eyes, still I see, vividly,
Two loving arms, and they beckon to me,
‘Cross the Arabian Sea. Oh
Araby, I’ll soon be there,
My land, it gave me life and love,
Now someone calls thru the night air,
Whose black eyes gleam like stars above.
Soon we’ll dream in temple shadows,
By the moonlit sea,
I’ll hold you, Ever close light of my life,
My loving flower of Araby.
I rest the best, when I’m there, so it seems,
Covered in warmth by the night’s starry gleam,
And she’s always in my dreams. Oh