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Dirge in woods

Language: English

A wind sways the pines,
   And below
Not a breath of wild air;
Still as the mosses that glow
On the flooring and over the lines
Of the roots here and there.
The pine-tree drops its dead;
They are quiet, as under the sea.
Overhead, overhead
Rushes life in a race,
As the clouds the clouds chase;
   And we go,
And we drop like the fruits of the tree,
   Even we,
   Even so.


Translation(s): GER

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First published in Fortnightly Review, August 1870

Submitted by Ted Perry

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown by Lise Maria Mayer.

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:41
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