in the twilight of the year
when all is night;
venture forth all those
who flee the light
to dance, to prance and merry-make
o'er all the world 'fore dawn should break
to win, to woo, to fright, to thrall
and mysteries hid reveal to all
to scale the furthest, safest tower
and steal within most virtuous bower
the wary, cautious, shy to tempt
and rusting, dusting sleep prevent
and tear away from righteous "Nay"
and whisper soft, "come on, let's play!"