Littell's Living Age/Volume 135/Issue 1741/"Sie haben heut' Abend Gesellschaft"

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They have company coming this evening,
     And the house is ablaze with light;
Up yonder a figure in shadow
     Sweeps past by the windows bright.

Thou seest me not, - in the darkness
     I stand here, under thy room, -
Still less canst thou see the darkness
     Is shrouding my heart in gloom.

My dark heart loves thee, adores thee,
     It loves, and it breaks for thee, -
Breaks, quivers, wells out its dear life-blood, -
     But all this thou dost not see!