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​Broad Gold

This song is by Iris DeMent and appears on the album The Trackless Woods (2015).

Broad gold, the evening heavens glow
The April air is cool and tender
You should have come ten years ago
And yet in welcome I surrender

Come here, sit closer to me and look
With eyes that twinkle, mouth that purses
Into my little blue-bound book
That holds my awkward childish verses

Forgive me that I long forsook
Joy's sunny paths, nor glanced toward any
Forgive me those whom I mistook
For you, alas, they were too many

Written by:

Anna Akhmatova; translated by Babette Deutsch