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Die Seele nimmt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Seele nimmt
Abschied vom Leben,
Die Funken beben,
Das Scheit verglimmt. 

Des Menschen Bahn
Ist schnell gemessen,
Und bald vergessen
Der kurze Wahn. 

Zu Boden sinkt
Des Leibes Schwere,
Es blinkt die Schere,
Die Parze winkt.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Gesammelte Werke des Grafen August von Platen in einem Band, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1839, page 68. Appears in Meleager.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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