RAPUNZEL! O Rapunzel! you spread your golden hair,
You lured me to the Bushland, and took me in the snare,
I climbed the shining tresses to your enchanted tree,
And while you showed your loveliness you stole the heart from me.
Rapunzel! O Rapunzel! I wander lone to-day,
The fell witch listened to our vows, and carried you away,
But I will roam the forest, a faithful lover be,
Till spring shall help you to escape, and bring you back to me.
Rapunzel! O Rapunzel! our trystings cannot last,
You’ll search in vain for your true knight, all his lovetime past:
And yet, sweet girl, forget me not, though nobler lovers be,
O shed your sunny fragrant locks in spring-time over me!
© Frank S. Williamson