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Augustin S. Macdonald, comp. A Collection of Verse by California Poets. 1914.

By Charles F. Lummis

The Old Brooch

Written first in Spanish and then Englished

“ENSUEÑO,” osito osado,

Dime, ¿que vayas pensando,

Negrito bendito y feliz,

Alli donde estás reposando,

Tu con la Emperatriz?

Dime, (que ya me deliro)—

¿Que está tu Almohada soñando?

¿A tí una lágrima dando—

Y al Oso Mayor un suspiro?

Little jet bear on a bed of snow,

What are you thinking? As I would think

If I were trembling on that dear brink?

Or are you dizzy as I would be there?

What do you wonder? What do you know?

Are you too happy to know or wonder—

Her throat above you, her bosom under?

Tell, me, what is your Pillow dreaming?

Catch you ever a tear to drink?

Ever a sigh or a flutter, seeming

Maybe a Memory stirred for me there?