Five ThingsFor WomanFirdusiSuleika
My neighbour's curtain, well I see,
Now can break and now delight!
As the man on a journey, who, just at the moment of sunset,Fixes his gaze once more on the rapidly vanishing planet,Then on the side of the rocks and in the dark thicket still sees heHov'ring its image; wherever he turns his looks, on in front stillRuns it, and glitters and wavers before him in colours all splendid,So before Hermanns eyes did the beautiful form of the maidenSoftly move, and appear'd to follow the path through the cornfields.
With sweet music and song,On pavement, are thine,
Yet the dawning of light I now view.
Drove me back with warning haste;By my forty years of lowly
Attempts to pierce the air in vain,When, hidden in the azure sky,