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On New Year's morn - yesterday so far away now in the dawn. Up soared the owl - a last bough waved to hail a new day. Later snow buried the nightingale and my hopes. Death is a captive guarded by you and my love. In the light of morn I saw your body's shadow lying on my bed. He broke his silence to pieces to share it.
- by Bertram Kottmann , "Six from Sevenoaks", written 2012, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947), "Six from Sevenoaks", 2012 [medium voice and piano] [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann
This text was added to the website: 2016-12-27
Line count: 19
Word count: 68