You are like a flower

Für die Liebe!

Text by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Translated into English by Joseph Massaad 
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You are like a flower,
So fair, so pure and smart;
I gaze at you and melancholy
Sneaks into my heart.

I feel I should be laying
My hands upon your hair,
Praying that God may preserve you
So pure and smart and fair.