by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Two tones
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Everything that touches us, me and you,
Takes us together like a violin’s bow
Which draws one voice out of two separate strings
Upon what instrument are we two spanned?
And what musician holds us in his hand?

From the second stanza.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-01-30
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Word count: 38