The stranger’s eyes fell upon me.
Cupid struck; I was in love!
And across the room I could see
only him. The stars above
warned me and forbade me
to dream about him.
Many times, during a dark night’s sleep
I declared my love for him
and he would say the same to me.
Oh! But Cupid’s arrow had strayed.
And I saw my love dance and sing
and give his heart to her – and say –
that he loved her. The strings
that held my dream castles so lightly
broke and left tears lingering
on my face – my love unrequited.