Quasi Una Fantasia

I say within myself-
“And is it indeed true, that this
angel of Heaven exists here,
in this nether world-
among us?”
Then shalt one love subdue to insanity?

Conceive what my heart has to say;
A look from thine eyes into mine,
a kiss from thee upon my lips,
instructs me in all…..
Conceive what my heart has to say;
it overflows with soft sighs
all whisper to thee
this sweet delirium weeps more close to me.

I say within myself-
“And is it indeed true, that thou
with eternal, undisturbed longing,
reach to me in the distance,
in this nether world-
among us?”
Then shalt one love subdue to insanity?

Conceive what my heart has to say;
My soul doth possess
that unaffected and fervent homage
in my heart’s life blood I beat to thee.
Conceive what my heart has to say;
The light of love and joy
the refreshing breath of evening stole
over my entranced senses.

I say within myself-
“And is it indeed true, love leaves
its moisture thick and thin,
by its goodwill it will die,
in this nether world-
among us?”
Then shalt one love subdue to insanity?

There is a Garden in our love
where roses and white lilies grow
Thy form in my mind, none so possessed
So long live our love, this gives life to flow.