Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Feb. 27, 1807 - Mar. 24, 1882

 

Wanderer's Night-Songs

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

From Goethe.

I.

Thou that from the heaven's art,
Every pain and sorrow stillest,
And the doubly wretched heart
Doubly with refreshment fillest
I am weary with contending!
Why this rapture and unrest?
Peace descending
Come, ah, come into my breast!

II.

O'er all the hill-tops
Is quiet now,
In all the tree-tops
Hearest thou
Hardly a breath;
The birds are asleep in the trees
Wait; soon like these
Thou too shalt rest.

Source:

Longfellow's Poetical Works
Copyright 1893
Henry Frowde, London
 
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