Alas, another beauty’s quit the game,
Departing from the realm of unattached,
Arriving in the region of the matched;
Depriving the reserve of one more name.
Another fellow must possess a heart
Sufficiently assured of its desires,
Not plagued by tendencies to fall apart
When faced by any charming woman’s eyes.
Admittedly, when she was yet to bind
Herself to his affection, I was cursed
By indecision’s paralysing glare
That stilled my actions, magnified her worst,
And now she is forbidden, wonders where
A similar beauty I could ever find.