December

Skating

Over the ice she flies
Perfect and poised and fair—
Stars in my true love’s eyes
Teach me to do and to dare.

Now will I fly as she flies …
Woe for the stars that misled !
Stars that I saw in her eyes
Now do I see in my head.

Notes on the text

Stars that I saw in her eyes, now do I see in my head Pride and daring come before a fall.