Rose, Lily, Sun, and Dove

The rose, the lily, the sun and the dove,
I loved them all once in the rapture of love.
I love them no more, for my sole delight
Is a maiden so slight, so bright and so white,
Who, being herself the source of love,
Is rose and lily and sun and dove.

Rose, Lily, Sun, and Dove
Heinrich Heine

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