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Appeared on the albums Heralds, Harpers, and Havoc and Sun and Shadow. it is also called "Sun and Shadow: Meetings."

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She dances in the shadows;
Like a shadow is her hair.
Her eyes hold midnight captive
She is perilously fair


While wood larks sing the measures
That her flying feet retrace
She dances in the shadows
Like a dream of darkling grace


He sings in summer sunlight
To the cloudless summer skies
His head is crowned with sunlight
And the heavens match his eyes


The wild wood seems to listen
To the singer's gladsome voice
He sings in summer sunlight
And all who hear rejoice


She dances in the shadows
For a doom upon her lies
If the sunlight shines upon her
The Shadowdancer dies


And on his line is this curse laid
That once that day is sped
In sleep like death he lies 'til
Once again the night has fled


One evening in the twilight
That is neither day nor night
The time part bred of shadow
And partly born of light


A trembling Shadowdancer
Heard the voice of love and doom
That sang a song of sunlight
Through the gathering evening gloom


A spell it cast upon her
And she followed in its wake
To where Sunsinger sang it,
All unheeding, by her lake


She saw the one that she must
Love until the day she died
And bitter tears for bitter love
The Shadowdancer cried.


He saw her and he loved her
And he knew his love was vain
For he was born of sunlight
And must be the shadow's bane


So ere the curse could claim him
Then he shed one bitter tear
To know his only love must
Also be his greatest fear


So now they meet at twilight
Though they only meet to part
Sad meetings, sadder partings
And the breaking of each heart


Why blame them, if they pray for
Time or death to bring a cure
For the sake of bitter loving,
Nonetheless they will endure

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