Angel-fair, Walhalla’s charms displaying,
Fairer than all mortal youths was he;
Mild his look, as May-day sunbeams straying
Gently o’er the blue and glassy sea.
And his kisses!–what ecstatic feeling!
Like two flames that lovingly entwine,
Like the harp’s soft tones together stealing
Into one sweet harmony divine,–
Soul and soul embraced, commingled, blended,
Lips and cheeks with trembling passion burned,
Heaven and earth, in pristine chaos ended,
Round the blissful lovers madly turn’d.
He is gone–and, ah! with bitter anguish
Vainly now I breathe my mournful sighs;
He is gone–in hopeless grief I languish
Earthly joys I ne’er again can prize!