Heinrich Heine: “The Sea Hath Its Pearls”


The Sea Hath Its Pearls


The sea it hath its pearls,

The heaven hath its stars,

But my heart, my heart,

My heart hath its love.


Great are the sea and the heaven,

Yet greater is my heart,

And fairer than pearls

Flashes and beams my love.


Thou little, youthful maiden,

Come unto my great heart;

My heart, and the sea, and the heaven

Are melting away with love.