by Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)

Until I lose my soul and lie
Language: English 
Until I lose my soul and lie
  Blind to the beauty of the earth,
Deaf [tho' a lyric]1 wind goes by,
  Dumb in a storm of mirth;

Until my heart is quenched at length
  And I have left the land of men,
Oh, let me love with all my strength
  Careless if I am loved again.

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1 Emery: "though shouting"


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bertram Kottmann , "Lass lieben mich", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission ; composed by Gary Bachlund.

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This text was added to the website: 2013-10-02
Line count: 8
Word count: 56