Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Goethe - "Happy only is the soul that loves."

Petra sends us Goethe today -
Ah, how beautiful are these words, how comforting as we move through the often rapidly changing currents of our days.

Freudvoll                         Joyful
Und leidvoll,                         and painful,
Gedankenvoll sein,                 Thoughtful,
Langen                                 Longing
Und bangen                         and trembling
In schwebender Pein,                 in hovering torment
Himmelhoch jauchzend,                 now shouting in triumph,
Zum Tode betrübt -                 now sunk in despair
Glücklich allein                         Happy only
Ist die Seele, die liebt.                  is the soul that loves.


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