Nothing more I crave from you than my memory
Kept forever alive in your mind's eye.
Never should your smile that enthralled my heart
Dwell from those tenderest of lips apart.
Drain the last droplet of my lifeblood too,
My dear, if it has the vigour to exalt you.
Never shall I try with dithering doubt
The unalloyed purity of your love to flout.
Though there be a thousand alluring maids
To surround your grace, I'll not let envy's blades
Scar my mind; nor do I need any proof or sign
That your song-intoxicated soul is mine.