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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed.  Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes.
Germany: Vols. XVII–XVIII.  1876–79.
 
Miscellaneous
Consolation
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788–1857)
 
Translated by H. W. Dulcken

THERE sang full many a poet,
  In our beautiful German land,
Whose songs now no longer echo;—
  The singers rest in the sand.
 
But still, while around our planet        5
  The stars through the heavens shall range,
Shall hearts sing, in changing measure,
  Of the beauty that knows no change.
 
I’ the woodland yonder lies ruined
  The home of the heroes hoar;        10
But yearly, from hall and portal,
  The spring breaks forth as before.
 
Wherever the weary warriors
  Sink down in the maddening rout,
New races are forward springing,        15
  And fighting it honestly out.
 
 
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