With what fleet steps you run by!
Oh how you leave me, vain Time!
Oh tyrant over my fortune and my being,
how continually I feel your lordly hand!
I thought that I could stop you, but you fled past;
that I could follow you, but you went proudly away.
I wasted you in seeking you, inhuman entity!
And the more I sought you the more I lost you.
Now I know your anger; now that I am brought low,
I am the spoils of your scythe,
oh bitter disillusionment unconfessed!
I lived blind and was finally disabused.
Made an Argus in my sorrow, with sad eyes
I see you fly, and see that I have lost you.