Littell's Living Age/Volume 131/Issue 1696/"Ich grolle nicht, und wenn das Herz auch bricht"

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"Ich grolle nicht, und wenn das Herz auch bricht" by Heinrich Heine
Littell's Living Age, Volume 131, Issue 1696

I murmur not. When heart-break is my lot,
O love forever lost! I murmur not.
Though diamond-radiance clothes thy form in light,
There falls no ray upon thy heart's black night.

That knew I long. I saw thee in a dream,
And saw the darkness through thy bosom stream,
And saw the worm which feeds upon thy heart;
And saw, my love, how sorrowful thou art.