With fruit and flowers the board is decked,
The wine and laughter flow;
I’ll not complain–could one expect
So dull a world to know?
You look across the fruit and flowers,
My glance your glances find.–
It is our secret, only ours,
Since all the world is blind.
Amy Levy’s writings, including various poems and letters, indicate Levy’s romantic and emotional attraction to women. This poem suggests a captivation and seduction between two women, while also articulating society’s oblivion.