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I asked the heaven of stars

Language: English

I asked the heaven of stars
 What I should give my love --
It answered me with silence,
 Silence above.

I asked the darkened sea
 Down where the fishers go --
It answered me with silence,
 Silence below.

Oh, I could give him weeping,
 Or I could give him song --
But how can I give silence
 My whole life long?


Translation(s): GER

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist by Harald Genzmer.

Text added to the website: 2004-05-07.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
Line count: 12
Word count: 58

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