by Francis William Bourdillon (1852 - 1921)

The night has a thousand eyes
Language: English 
Available translation(s): GER
The night has a thousand eyes,
 And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
 With the dying sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
 And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
 When love is done.

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Walter A. Aue) , "Viel tausend Augen hat die Nacht", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 46