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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
The Grammar of the Stars
By Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)
 
Translation of Charles Harvey Genung

A THOUSAND years unmoving
  The stars have stood above,
On one another gazing
  With the pain of yearning love.
 
They speak a wondrous language        5
  So sweet and rich and grand;
Yet none of the famous linguists
  A word can understand.
 
But I have learned this language
  Which naught from my heart can erase;        10
The grammar that I studied
  Was my little sweetheart’s face.
 
 
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