In the midst of the wood that held the treasure of my youth
I found myself looking on newly excavated gold.
“Give us beauty that we might serve!” cried the gold to I.
After lying in thought for a moment I then made my reply.
I turned to my side and offered in humble, hopeful anticipation
this worthy treasure to my bride.
There then came a great surprise, that struck my giving heart;
for within the eyes of my beloved
I saw a sudden and urgent fear.
Reception became a phantom,
and only after a moment's hesitation came this disheartening reply;
can you trade it in?
I would rather have the money.”