Its clinging, mournful leaves, I said,
Seem made to thatch a grave;
Around the roots of cypress trees,
Too deep in gloom for sun or breeze,
It lives to mourn the dead!
But when I kissed her name, I saw,
Above the dear, dead maid,
A starry flower of tender blue,
A bit of heaven, shining through
The leaves upon her grave!
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Die Myrte", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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