Don’t be afraid of the night!
I’m the one who comes when your summer is gone
I’m the one who comes when you’re not invited to dance
I’m the one who comes when your hair shines with silver
Love! before the sun sets and shadows grow long.
When you close my eyes
with your good hand
everything turns to light around me
Can the earth rejoice when someone walks on her,
steps on her,
someone she loves?
I shall wander alone, without a trace.
If I marry when I grow old
I will take you – if you are young
No noble picture that doesn‘t force my eye
to dream about you, no soulful rhyme
If all the trees in the forests and all the waves of the oceans
If all the flowers on the ground had small bird-lungs
They still couldn‘t sing my hearts‘ sorrow
Longing is my inheritance
a castle in the valley of missing.
Newborn green the grass
High and blue the heaven
Joy and beauty
awakened from their winter sleep
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