Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and Holland: Vols. XIV–XV. 1876–79.

Spain: Seville

To Seville

By Clemens Brentano (1778–1842)

Translated by A. Baskerville

TO sweet Seville, to sweet Seville,

Where the stately mansions raise

Marble fronts in street and square,

Where the rich from windows gaze,

Donnas gayly decked and fair,

There my heart longs not to go!

To sweet Seville, to sweet Seville,

Where the scattered houses end,

Friendly neighbors smile and greet,

Maidens from their windows bend,

Watering their flowers sweet,

Thither longs my heart to go!

In sweet Seville, in sweet Seville,

Know I too a room so neat,

Chamber silent, kitchen bright,

In that house resides my sweet,

On the door a knocker bright,

When I knock the maiden opes.

To sweet Seville, to sweet Seville,

To my best beloved I hie,

At her feet to sink in bliss,

To converse with speaking eye,

To caress her with a kiss,

There my heart so longs to go.