(13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856 / Dusseldorf)

Ich Kann Es Nicht Vergessen

I can’t forget I had you,
Dear woman, sweet to hold,
That I once possessed you,
Your body, and your soul.
I still want your body,
That body young and true,
They can bury your soul, love,
I’ve soul enough for two.
I’ll cut my soul in pieces,
And breathe half into you,
And hug you: we must be, yes,
One soul and body too.

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'I still want your body, That body young and true, They can bury your soul, love, I’ve soul enough for two.' seems like the allure of a young body seen desired in an older lover, the young body is everything, the soul of the body loved valued apparently as nothing, seems the lover loves an own self soul more than a younger soul, meaning the young body is all desired