Thus let us live, my dear, and let us love. I know it is without a second care That we can look into the heart of life And bring alive the beauty that we share. To sun - to shine, to earth - to bloom, to us - to kiss. We look into the galaxies and know: We have been given universal bliss, Beneath the stars that shimmer, clouds that glow. When I behold the native, simple joy Of river running through a summer meadow, Of butterfly that floats, of little boy That looks enchanted at a grass blade's shadow, When in the plasma of the beaming sun Hydrogen atoms merge and give out fire; When stars quadrillion miles apart can shine as one And of their incandescence never tire; When days are bright and filled with gentle pain And every gentleman looks gently at you, When in your beauteous form I see the rain And thank the stars beneath which I have met you, When you look in my face and say "I love" And then your lips give out a painful smile, When there are many, many stars above And we that love are here for a while, When clouds are running over sunlit sky And rain that drops from them does water flowers I know but only this: I'm free to fly Since we, that will to live, do love each other.