By the Sea

translated from the Spanish by Muna Lee

I embraced her fifteen years,
    And kissed, as I drew to me,
The flower-like face, the chestnut hair,
    Beside a singing sea.

“Think of me, never forget—
    No matter how far I may be!”
And I saw a shooting star
    Fall suddenly into the sea.

From Poetry, Vol. XXVI (June 1925). This poem is in the public domain.