Sielanka: An Idyll
Later Kasya sang a more cheerful song, beginning with the words:
"I shall become a ring of gold now."
This is a good song. A willful young girl quarrels with her lover and enumerates the means she intends to use to escape from him. But it is useless. When she says that she will be a golden ring and will roll away on the road, he says that he will quickly see and recover her. When she wants to be a golden fish in the water he sings to her of the silken net; when she wants to be a wild fowl on the lake he appears before her as a hunter. At last the poor maiden, seeing she is unable to hide herself from him on the earth, sings:
"I shall become a star in heaven, Light to earth by will be given. My love to thee I shall no