You Are So Beautiful

By George Sterling

You are so beautiful that all my dreams
Fly 'round you as the moths about a flame.
When some one speaks your name,
A sudden flower blooms in my heart, it seems.

You are so beautiful that words are weak,
And music all too poor, to tell the tale.
What wonder if I fail
To find the lyric language that I seek?

You are so beautiful that time and space
Have held none other like you, nor shall hold.
My worship waits untold,
Silent before the mystery of your face.
  Silent before the mystery of your face.

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