Translation:The Young Man's Love by Ludwig Tieck, translated from German by Wikisource

16: Fidelity

True love endures;
It outlives many an hour.
No doubts frighten it;
Ever unbowed is its courage.

Tempest and death menace it
In dense hordes, inviting
Inconstancy. But loyal blood
Sets love against these dangers.

And, like a mist, is dissolved
That which imprisons the senses,
And to the serene gaze of spring
The wide world is revealed.
By love is happiness.
          Are the hours:
But they fly back.
And blessed joy
The drunken delight-throbbing breast.
          May it be set apart
          From sorrow
          And never
Vanish this sweet, blessed, heavenly bliss!

The End