Your poisoned kiss is no more harmful than
a bee sting to a man who has a cure
for serpent's love. I'd rather not endure
this unrequited craziness again.

The middle of the night, the lamp, the pen,
the virgin notebook and the impure,
half-naked thoughts of you. You won't lure
the author in a trap, nay, dear Anne.

Ink in the blood - that is my antidote.
This sonnet is my magic spell, so mote
it be. Alas, it's must be put remiss.

There is a snake as pretty as a woman,
as deadliest as love that no human
is able to survive its poisoned kiss.