"I wonder why my heart beats fast
As you I see, coming past .
Your step has all the spring of youth,
Your eye the bold brights light of Truth:
Will you my future bless or blast ?
Round you I long my arms to cast
Like ship-wrecked sailors around a mast,
Such confidence I feel. In sooth
I wonder why ?
Could you love me ? I stand aghast
And tremble at a change so vast:
My love might seem to you uncouth,
It might bring you regret and ruth.
Why has love come to me at last
I wonder ? Why ?"
A. Newman (aka. Francis Edwin Murray, 1854-1932 ?)
in: Michael Matthew Kaylor. Lad's Love. An Anthology of Uranian Poetry and Prose, Kansas City, Valancourt Books, vol. 1, 2010.