by Arlo Bates (1850 - 1918)

Sings the nightingale to the rose
Language: English 
Sings the nightingale to the rose:
Without thy love I die!
Sweetheart, regard my cry!
Sings the fountain, as it flows:
O lily, comfort give,
sweetheart, for thee I live!
O sweetheart, sweetheart, sweetheart dear,
I love thee and I wait thee here.

Sings the cyclamen to the bee:
In love alone is rest;
sweetheart, come to my breast!
Sings the moon on high to the sea:
I shine for thee alone,
sweetheart, I am thine own!
O sweetheart, sweetheart, sweetheart dear,
I love thee and I wait thee here.

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Researcher for this text: Johann Winkler

This text was added to the website: 2020-04-20
Line count: 16
Word count: 90