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My life closed twice before its close

Language: English

My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,

So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.


Translation(s): GER GER

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
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Mein Leben schloß vor Schluß zweimal;

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Mein Leben schloß vor Schluß zweimal;
Ich werd' erst einmal sehn
Ob eine Ewigkeit mir zeigt
Ein drittes Schlußgeschehn,

So groß, so schwierig zu verstehn
Wie die, die zweimal war'n:
Sich trennen ist den Himmel sehn
Und in die Hölle fahr'n.


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  • Translation from English to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2010 by Walter A. Aue, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2010-01-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:30
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