Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Aug. 28, 1749 - Mar. 22, 1832

 

Perfect Bliss

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All the divine perfections, which, whilere
Nature in thrift doled out 'mongst many a fair,
She shower'd with open hand, thou peerless one, on thee!
And she that was so wondrously endow'd,
To whom a throng of noble knees were bow'd,
Gave all -- Love's perfect gift -- her glorious self, to me!

M.

Source:

Poems And Ballads Of Goethe
Copyright 1859
Translator:
William Edmondstoune Aytoun, D.C.L. ("A.")
and Theodore Martin ("M.")
Delisser & Procter
508 Broadway, New York
 
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