Love Poetry

The Lovely Night

  • Contest: Love Poetry
  • Author: Goethe
  • Now I leave this little hut,
    Where my beloved lives,
    Walking now with veiled steps
    Through the shadowy leaves.
    Luna shines through bush and oak,
    Zephyr proclaims her path,
    And the birch trees bowing low
    Shed incense on her track.
    How beautiful the coolness
    Of this lovely summer night!
    How the soul fills with happiness
    In this true place of quiet!
    I can scarcely grasp the bliss!
    Yet, Heaven, I would shun
    A thousand nights like this,
    If my darling granted one.