by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)
Translation © by Ruth Schonthal (1924 - 2006)

Weisse Seelen mit den Silberschwingen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Weisse Seelen mit den Silberschwingen,
Kinderseelen, die noch niemals sangen, -
die nur leis in immer weitern Ringen
zu dem Leben ziehn, vor dem sie bangen,
werdet ihr nicht euren Traum enttäuschen,
wenn die Stimmen draußen euch erwachen, -
und ihr könnt aus tausent Taggeräuschen
nicht mehr lösen euer Liederlachen?

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White souls
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
White souls with the silver wings
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