There is no magic any more,
We meet as other people do,
You work no miracle for me
Nor I for you.
You were the wind and I the sea --
There is no splendor any more,
I have grown listless as the pool
Beside the shore.
But though the pool is safe from storm
And from the tide has found surcease,
It grows more bitter than the sea,
For all its peace.
Translation(s): FRE GER
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Confirmed with Sara Teasdale, Love Songs, New York, The Macmillan Company, 1917, page 31.
Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Nach einer Liebe", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Après l'amour", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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