REMAIN DEAR ONE
dear one, I love you,
Stay with me in my fair land,
For your dreamings and longings
Only I can understand.
like a prince reclining
O'er the pool with heaven starred;
You who gaze up from the water
With such earnest deep regard.
where the lapping wavelets
Shake the tall and tasseled grass,
I will make you hear in secret
How the furtive chamois pass.
Oh, I see
you wrapped in magic,
Hear your murmur low and sweet,
As you break the shallow water
With your slender naked feet;
See you thus
amidst the ripples
Which the moon's pale beams engage,
And your years seem but an instant,
And each instant seems an age."
the woods in soft entreaty;
Arching boughs above me bent,
But I whistled high, and laughing
Out into the open went.
e'en I roamed that country
How could I its charm recall...
Where has boyhood gone, I wonder,
With its pool and woods and all?
by Corneliu M. Popescu)