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Compensation (German translation)

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Compensation

I should be glad of loneliness
⁠And hours that go on broken wings,
A thirsty body, a tired heart
⁠And the unchanging ache of things,
If I could make a single song
⁠As lovely and as full of light,
As hushed and brief as a falling star
⁠On a winter night.
 
Submitted by vevvevvevvev on Tue, 13/10/2020 - 10:01
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Sollt’ froh sein über Einsamkeit
und Stunden, die sich endlos ziehn,
und Durst, und auch mein müdes Herz
und über Leid, das schleicht dahin,
brächte ich nur ein Lied hervor,
so schön und reich mit Licht bedacht,
leis, flüchtig wie ein Meteor
in einer Winternacht.
 
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