Edgar Allan Poe
Little Orphant Annie
James W. Riley
St. Peter at the Gate
Joseph Bert Smiley
The Pied Piper
The sea 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 or stars
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!
English translation of "The Sea Hath its Pearls"
composed by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
by: Heinrich Heine The years they come and go,
The races drop in the grave,
Yet never the love doth so
Which here in my heart I have.
Could I see thee but once, one day,
And sink down so on my knee,
And die in thy sight while I say,
"Lady, I love but thee!"
English translation of "Ad Finem"
composed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Heinrich Heine lived at a time of major social and political
changes. The French Revolution (1789-99) and the Napoleonic Wars
deeply influenced thinking. Born in Düsseldorf, he died in
Paris, where he had lived from 1831 as one of the central figures of
the literary scene.