Bohemian Poems, Ancient and Modern/Lover's Feelings

Karel Drahotín Villani3268012Bohemian Poems, Ancient and Modern — Lover's Feelings1849Albert Henry Wratislaw


FAIN I’d be thy wishes’ shadow!
In thy hands a ball I’d be!
Thou can’st give me life or take it,
And thy word is heaven’s key.

For commands thy bondman waiting
Nothing but thine eyes doth know,
And thy ev’ry movement scares him—
What would then thine anger do?