Give her such beauty of body and mind
As the leaves of an aspen tree
When they vary from silver to green in the wind,
And who shall be lovely as she--
Then give her the favor of harking to love
As the heart of a wood to the call of a dove!--
And give her the beauty of following free
As a cloud in the sky or a wave in the sea!
Give her such purity vivid with light
As the wonder of passion can be,
Aware in the day and rapt in the night,
And none shall be lovely as she!--
O, give her the fortune a lover may find
In the sharing of beauty of body and mind,
The paramount beauty of giving, that she
Shall immortally give it!--But give her to me!