As Moth to Flame
As moth to flame, so I to you
Although I knew such fateful game
Should best be spurned. Yet my desire
To near your fire, (for which I burned
Once first I saw your charming face
And glowing grace), consumed me more.
Across those years that have flown by
Since in my eye your light appeared,
I’ve strained each nerve to draw more close
To warm repose. I’ve tried to serve
You from the start; but all in vain,
So felt the pain from your bright heart!.
No love could flare with more concern than mine
As I’m inurned in passion’s fair, hot shrine!.