Fly not yet! the fount that played,
In times of old, through Ammon’s shade,
Though icy cold by day it ran,
Yet still, like sounds of mirth, began
To burn when night was near;
And thus should woman’s heart and looks
At noon be cold as winter brooks,
Nor kindle till the night, returning,
Brings their genial hour for burning.
O! stay-O! stay –
When did morning ever break
And find such beaming eyes awake
And those that sparkle here!
I wonder how it could have felt to be the Muse of such an attention.
I found this poem in a chocolate bar. I love it.