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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Sudden Hope
By Richard Dehmel (1863–1920)
 
Translation of Ludwig Lewisohn

OVER this our love is wound
Many-branched a weeping willow,
Night and shadow are our pillow
And our foreheads touch the ground.
 
We sit silent, sombre, darkling.        5
Once a river here rushed by,
Once we saw the starlight sparkling.
 
Are we stricken by a blight?
Hark—from the cathedral high
Choral bells … and love … and night.        10
 
 
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