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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
Many a Night
By Richard Dehmel (1863–1920)
WHEN the night on fields is sinking,
Then my eyes can see more brightly:
Now my star begins its blinking,
Crickets’ whispers grow more sprightly.
Every sound becomes more glowing,        5
Things accustomed now seem queerer;
Paler too the skies are growing
Near the woods, the tree tops clearer.
Meditating, never heeding
How the myriad lights are showered        10
Out of darkness, on I’m speeding—
Now I stop all overpowered.

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