O herdsman, driving your slow twilight...
O herdsman, driving your slow twilight flock
By darkening meadow and hedge and grassy rath,
The trees stand shuddering as you pass by,
The suddenly falling silence is your path.
Over my [heart the shadows too]1 are creeping,
But on my heart for ever they will lie.
O happy meadow and trees and raths and hedges,
The twilight and all its flock will pass you by.
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Titled "The shadows" in some publications
1 Moeran: "heart too, the shadows"
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