An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry/The Song of the Heavens, the Stars, Schumann and My Wife
Hanuš Jelínek (b. 1878).
THE SONG OF THE HEAVENS, THE STARS,
SCHUMANN AND MY WIFE
Du meine Seele . . .
They have cried so still, they have cried;
My soul has sighed with an unknown grief,
It has sighed in its woe, it has sighed.
In embraces of diamonds studded with gold,
Heaven and earth have lain;
A magical strain in my soul is athrob,
Of Schumann a magical strain.
Softly it thrills and my being it fills.
In my soul it is gently streaming;
From this starry night the gaze of my wife
Is beaming so gently, is beaming.