Verse > Anthologies > Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans. > A Harvest of German Verse
Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
Voice in Darkness
By Richard Dehmel (1863–1920)
THERE’S moaning somewhere in the dark.
I want to know what it may be.
The wind is angry with the night—
Yet the wind’s moan sounds not so near.
The wind will always moan at night.        5
’Tis in my ear my blood that moans—
My blood, forsooth.
Yet not so strangely moans my blood.
My blood is tranquil like the night.
I think a heart must moan somewhere.        10

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