–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1771DSC_0637



AH! who’ll e’er those days restore,
Those bright days of early love!
Who’ll one hour again concede,
Of that time so fondly cherish’d!

Silently my wounds I feed,
And with wailing everymore
Sorrow o’er each joy now perish’d.

Ah! who’ll e’er the days restore
Of that time so fondly cherish’d.

–Translation by Edgar A. Bowring (1853)

Work Cited

Bowring, Edgar A. (1919). Poems of Goethe. Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co.

Kurz, Heinrich. Goethes Werk. Volume 1. Leipzig: Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts.

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