- Stay still patient; wilt thou my sister of merciful troth be?
- I shall attempt the halterof thy life make less tighten´d!
-- I shall climb the yew,
-- Will it subdue me or not!
-- Swooning emotions smite my bosom -
-- I´ve an aptness depriev´d thy eyrie
Oh! - ne´er alas; -- Fro many another a lass -
Lodge here fore´ermore. -- Dodge thither sable of yore!
- A narrow dell hath now for me turn´d into a broad land;
- A land rich with fields of the Simbelmynë.
-- Sonorous to my ears are the words form´d by thy tongue
-- Conquer me! - Waylay me! - Swathe me ´twixt thy arms!
-- Make me sense the wine which is drunk by queens,
Make me sense the wine which is drunk by kings,
-- And let it flow white & full in tast o´er my lips.
And let it flow red & full in taste o´er my lips.
-- A dais´d bridge o´er the ghyll,
-- In which a river bottomless -
-- I´d have drownéd,
-- Yet thou drewest me out soaking!
Save thou art not yet all parchéd -
Eavesdroppest ye: A wee drop, -- I can hear it! - I can feel it!
Whence it comes I can only deem, -- Yet I´ll not tarry idly!
Lest this for me is a gay dream: -- Let it adamant be -
A dream that will sojourn eternally - -- Empty the flagon in me!
In which theatre I´ll act!