Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | June 13, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Of Pearls and Stars

by Heinrich Heine (1797 – 1856).

Of Pearls and Stars

The pearly treasures of the sea,
The lights that spatter heaven above,
More precious than these wonders are
My heart-of-hearts filled with your love.

The ocean’s power, the heavenly sights             5
Cannot outweigh a love filled heart.
And sparkling stars or glowing pearls
Pale as love flashes, beams and darts.

So, little, youthful maiden come
Into my ample, feverish heart                         10
For heaven and earth and sea and sky
Do melt as love has melt my heart.

Notes:
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/hheine.htm
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,1904846,00.html

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