Menken, Adah Isaacs
When I am a flower--a wild, sweet flower--I will open
my glad blue eyes to one alone.
I will bloom in his footsteps, and muffle their echoes
with my velvet lips.
So near him will I grow that his breath shall mark
kisses on all my green leaves!
I will fill his deep soul with all the eternal fragrance of
Yes, I will be a violet--a wild sweet violet--and sigh
my very life away for him!