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Die zehnte Elegie

"Und wir, die an steigendes Glück
denken, empfänden die Rührung,
die uns beinah bestürzt,
wenn ein Glückliches fällt.”

 - Rainer Maria Rilke, Die zehnte ElegieDuineser Elegien


And we, who always think of happiness
rising, would feel the emotion
that almost baffles us
when a happy thing
falls.



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Posted on June/19/2012
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