BUT on a day whereof I think,

One shall dip his hand to drink

In that still water of thy soul,

And its imaged tremors race

Over thy joy-troubled face,

As the intervolved reflections roll

From a shaken fountain's brink,

With swift light wrinkling its alcove.

From the hovering wing of Love

The warm stain shall flit roseal on thy cheek.

Then, sweet blushet! whenas he,

The destined paramount of thy universe,

Who has no worlds to sigh for, ruling thee,

Ascends his vermeil throne of empery,

One grace alone I seek.

Oh! may this treasure-galleon of my verse,

Fraught with its golden passion, oared with cadent


Set with a towering press of fantasies,

Drop safely down the time,

Leaving mine isled self behind it far,

Soon to be sunken in the abysm of seas,

(As down the years the splendour voyages

From some long ruined and night-submerged star),

And in thy subject sovereign's havening heart

Anchor the freightage of its virgin ore;

Adding its wasteful more

To his own overflowing treasury.

So through his river mine shall reach thy sea,

Bearing its confluent part;

In his pulse mine shall thrill ;

And the quick heart shall quicken from the heart

that's stili.

Now pass your waysyfair birdy and pass your waysy

If you will;

I have you through the days.

And flit or hold you stilla

A nd per eh you where you list

On what wristy-

You are mine through the times.

I have caught you fast for ever in a tangle of sweet


A nd in your young maiden morny

You may scorn^

But you must he

Bound and sodate to me;

With this thread from out the tomb my dead hand shall

tether thee!