Landon in The Literary Gazette 1825/Fragment 5 4

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Oh, no, my heart is given
    To other dreams, than those
Like the first fresh colours
    Upon the early rose.

They are not dreams of hope;
    For hope has been to me,
In its pleasure and its pain.
    What again it cannot be.

My dreams are not of wealth ;
    A gold or silver mine,
Or Oman's bay of pearls,
    Cannot win one wish of mine.

Nor yet are they of fame;
    Too well I know the fate
That is the high one's lot,
    To be bright and desolate.

But all my dreams are turned
    To one single star above:
I name life's most fatal one,
    Name I not that of Love!