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Hilda Conkling



"Siegfried, hear us!

Give us back the ring!"

The lady with the shell,

The water-lady with the green hair,

Calling, cried "Siegfried!"

But he laughed to hear her,

Laughed in the sun

And went into the woods laughing:

He was happy in his heart,

And he had golden hair

Till the sun loved him.


I will call him!


But he will not hear me.

He could talk to birds and rivers,

And he is gone.