Johann Wolfgang v Goethe

28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main

Book Of Suleika - Suleika 01

THE sun appears! A glorious sight!

The crescent-moon clings round him now.
What could this wondrous pair unite?

How to explain this riddle? How?

HATEM.

May this our joy's foreboder prove!

In it I view myself and thee;
Thou calmest me thy sun, my love,--

Come, my sweet moon, cling thou round me!
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