A touching portrait of a young boy who falls in love with his babysitter.
I’ll lean upon her breast and I’ll whisper in her ear
That I cannot get a wink o’sleep for thinking of my dear;
I hunger at my meat and I daily fade away
Like the hedge rose that is broken in the heat of the day.
And why should I be cold, my lad,
And why should you repine,
Because I love a dark head
That never will be mine?
I once flew in my dreams.
Then I read a book
that taught me how to control it.
Love has gone and left me, — and the neighbors knock and borrow,
And life goes on forever like the gnawing of a mouse
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