Monday, May 14, 2012

Maiden Meditation

A painting by George Goodwin Kilburne.
By the fast setting sun;
The pensive fair maiden

Looks thoughtfully on;
She roams by the streamlet,

O’er meadows she goes,
And darker and darker

The pathway fast grows.
I rise on a sudden,
A glimmering star;
“What glitters above me,

So near and so far?”
And when thou with wonder
Hast gazed on the light,
I fall down before thee,

Entranced by thy sight!
~From "Longing" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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