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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
The Forsaken Maiden
By Eduard Mörike (1804–1875)
EARLY when cocks still crow,
Ere the stars retire,
I to the stove must go
To start the fire.
Beautiful gleams the blaze,        5
Sparks gaily glow,
And so I gaze and gaze,
All lost in woe.
Then it comes over me,
Thou faithless lad:        10
Last night I dreamed of thee,
All dreams I had.
Tear upon tear must run
Wildly anon:
Thus is the day begun—        15
Would it were gone!

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