I.
Night Song at Amalfi
 

I asked the heaven of stars
   What I should give my love --
It answered me with silence,
   Silence above.

I asked the darkened sea
   Down where the fishers go --
It answered me with silence,
   Silence below.

Oh, I could give him weeping,
   Or I could give him song --
But how can I give silence,
   My whole life long?