Flitted on eager wing;
I gazed at the flowers that everywhere
Blushed at the kiss of Spring;
And my heart grew light, and my thoughts were free
To wander and wonder continually.
And I lived in castles in far-off lands,
And gardens by the sea,
Where the sea-nymphs held on the golden sands
Their moonlit revelry;
And loved and was loved by a maiden fair
Whose soul was the soul of the midnight air.
I lived in each moment that went and came, -
Lived in the fleeting span;
Cared not for laurels, nor glory, nor fame,
Forgot I was but man.