by Paul Wertheimer (1874 - 1937)

Tuch der Tränen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Hände, viele Hände
Über der Heide schweben,
Die unsichtbar, ohn' Ende
Am Tuch der Thränen weben.

Die grauen Fäden gleiten,
[Auf daß]1 es ewig hält,
Die Geisterhände breiten
[Zur Nacht]2 es über die Welt. --

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Confirmed with Paul Wertheimer, Neue Gedichte, München und Leipzig: bei Georg Müller, 1904, page 52

1 J. Marx: "damit"
2 J. Marx: "Allnacht"

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Cloth of tears", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2017-02-21
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