Seit ich ihn gesehen
Since I set eyes on him

Frauenliebe und -leben Love in a Woman's Life

Chamisso

Since I set eyes on him
I think that Iíve gone blind;
Wherever it is I look
Itís only him I find;
As in a waking dream
His image, there before me,
Stands out against the darkness,
Bright, and oh, so clearly.

There is no light or colour
Now in my surroundings,
I have no wish to join
My sisters with their playthings;
I would far rather go and weep
Quietly in my room Ė
I think that Iíve gone blind
Since I set eyes on him.