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On The New Year – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

FATE now allows us,  ‘Twixt the departing  And the upstarting,  Happy to be;  And at the call of  Memory cherish’d,  Future and perish’d  Moments we see.  Seasons of anguish,–  Ah, they must ever  Truth from woe sever,  Love and joy … Continue reading

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New Love, New Life  – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

HEART! my heart! what means this feeling?  What oppresseth thee so sore?  What strange life is o’er me stealing!  I acknowledge thee no more.  Fled is all that gave thee gladness,  Fled the cause of all thy sadness,  Fled thy … Continue reading

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Declaration Of War – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

OH, would I resembled  The country girls fair,  Who rosy-red ribbons  And yellow hats wear!  To believe I was pretty  I thought was allow’d;  In the town I believed it  When by the youth vow’d.  Now that Spring hath return’d,  … Continue reading

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Lover In All Shapes – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To be like a fish,  Brisk and quick, is my wish;  If thou cam’st with thy line.  Thou wouldst soon make me thine.  To be like a fish,  Brisk and quick, is my wish.  Oh, were I a steed!  Thou … Continue reading

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Joy And Sorrow – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

As a fisher-boy I fared  To the black rock in the sea,  And, while false gifts I prepared.  Listen’d and sang merrily,  Down descended the decoy,  Soon a fish attack’d the bait;  One exultant shout of joy,–  And the fish … Continue reading

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Happiness And Vision – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

TOGETHER at the altar we  In vision oft were seen by thee,  Thyself as bride, as bridegroom I.  Oft from thy mouth full many a kiss  In an unguarded hour of bliss  I then would steal, while none were by.  … Continue reading

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 Hatem 02 – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Book Of Suleika O, SAY, ‘neath what celestial sign  The day doth lie,  When ne’er again this heart of mine  Away will fly?  And e’en though fled (what thought divine!)  Would near me lie?–  On the soft couch, on whose … Continue reading

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