Which way is best my feelings to indite

to make you understand this love upon

which all my thoughts and yearnings have been drawn

since first you set my passions to ignite?

Just briefly I'm endowed this Queen of Night,

and drink your fragrance till the break of dawn

brings light by which your beauty is withdrawn

and we by next year's summer reunite.

How long am I expected to contain

this stark desire that has claimed my mind

in ways no other soul can comprehend?

And how can I endeavor to explain

when I by chains and shackles am confined,

a silent watcher till the bitter end?