Here you will find the Poem Liberty Rejected of poet William Watson
About this heart thou hast Thy chains made fast, And think'st thou I would be Therefrom set free, And forth unbound be cast? The ocean would as soon Entreat the moon Unsay the magic verse That seals him hers From silver noon to noon. She stooped her pearly head Seaward, and said: 'Would'st thou I gave to thee Thy liberty, In Time's youth forfeited?' And from his inmost hold The answer rolled: 'Thy bondman to remain Is sweeter pain, Dearer an hundredfold.'