She is mine in the day,1
She is mine in the dusk ;2
She is virgin as dawn, 3
And as fragrant as musk.4
And the wood on the hill5
Is the home where we meet6
O, the coming of eve,7
It is marvellous sweet !8
To my satisfied heart9
She has flown like a dove ;10
All her kisses are taught 11
By the wisdom of love.12
And whatever my grief13
There is healing, and rest,14
On the pear-blossom slope15
Of her beautiful breast.16