Heinrich Heine

(13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856 / Dusseldorf)

I Love This White And Slender Body - Poem by Heinrich Heine

I Love this white and slender body,
These limbs that answer Love's caresses,
Passionate eyes, and forehead covered
With heavy waves of thick, black tresses.

You are the very one I've searched for
In many lands, in every weather.
You are my sort; you understand me;
As equals we can talk together.

In me you've found the man you care for.
And, for a while, you'll richly pay me
With kindness, kisses and endearments--
And then, as usual, you'll betray me.


Comments about I Love This White And Slender Body by Heinrich Heine

  • Terry Craddock (12/16/2016 10:09:00 PM)

    'And, for a while, you'll richly pay me
    With kindness, kisses and endearments-
    And then, as usual, you'll betray me.'

    seems like he was a kept man for awhile in a gender role reversal, then he complains about an inevitable betrayal, seems love as lust is fickle swiftly goes stale?
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010



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