by Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

And this of all my hopes
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
And this of all my hopes,
This, is the silent end.
Bountiful colored, My Morning rose,
Early and sere, its end.

Never Bud from a Stem
Stepped with so gay a Foot,
Never a Worm so confident
Bored at so brave a Root.

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Barbara Miller

This text was added to the website: 2004-05-06
Line count: 8
Word count: 43