John William Godward, Mischief and Repose (1895)
Mischief and Repose, Robert A. Sieczkiewicz
Dreams of love should be a gift given all.
For me there is none for whom my heart burns.
Be assured for love my heart truly yearns.
The joy for this heart to be in his thrall,
Is better than loneliness to install.
My friend, she dreams deeply without concerns,
Being with her lov’r on many sojourns.
Oh! It is my pleasure her dreams to stall.
What sort of friend awakes me from a dream?
Why do you idle than seek a lover?
Being in love is not what it may seem.
It cannot be gained being a fawner,
Nor easily got by some wishful scheme.
Love is two hearts giving to each other.