Artist: Ildiko Neer
The Nearness of the Beloved
I think of you when I watch the sunlight glimmer
Over the sea:
I think of you, when the moonbeams shimmer
Over the stream.
I see you there, when the dust swirls high
On the far road,
When the traveller shivers, in deepest night,
As it narrows.
I hear you, when with a dull roaring
The waters rise.
Often in silent groves I go walking
When all is quiet.
I stay with you, however far you are,
To me you’re near!
The sun sets: soon above me are the stars.
Would you were here!