Text by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)
Set by Sergei Vasil'jevich Rachmaninov (1873-1943), op. 8 no. 1 "Rechnaja lileja"
Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe (1796-1869), 1847
Translated to English by Lawrence Snyder
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|The slender waterlily
Gazed dreaming up out of the lake.
The moon greeted her from above
With bright love plaints.
Shyly she lowers her little head