An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust
In my Heart, at my Breast

Frauenliebe und -leben Love in a Woman's Life


In my heart, at my breast,
You, my joy and all that’s best;
To be happy is to love
And love is happiness –
I said that and believe it. Yes.

I thought myself the happiest on earth,
But I am happier now;
For she alone who feeds
The child to whom she’s given birth,
Only she knows what the words
Love and happiness are worth.
So, I am sorry for all men who
Cannot feel as mothers do.

My dearest angel, smiling as you rest,
In my heart and at my breast,
You my joy and all that’s best.