One moment made eternal, for this glance
Could stir an ageless longing in our hearts.
Or risk rejection not, the hour departs,
Never to host again impatient chance?
Whether we sail the seas of high romance
Or loneliness: our confidence shall chart
The future of our souls past this fair start.
We lead the hand of destiny in dance
And dare! The sweetest fates are theirs who dare;
And misery is theirs who think divine
The fatuous coldness of the stars above,
Resigned to idle fortune most unfair!
For this, I brave our yet unheld entwine.
To grasp this hope, my life, this chance to love.