Sleep, little flow’ret ! with fragrant flowers sleeping,1
Serene on earth’s breast.2
Close, weary eyelids ! with folded leaves closing3
Symbol their languorous bliss while reposing,4
O rest with these, rest !5
While the night dews are weeping.6
Smile, little angel ! with still water’s smiling,7
Beneath the white moon.8
Dream, little soul ! with their rapturous dreaming9
Image their heaven-bosomed beauty, and seeming10
O wake not too soon !11
To the daylight defiling.12