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Today's special

MACKAY, John Henry


Morgen!

Und morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen

und auf dem Wege, den ich gehen werde,

wird uns, die Glücklichen, sie wieder einen

inmitten dieser sonnenatmenden Erde...

und zu dem Strand, dem weiten, wogenblauen,

werden wir still und langsam niedersteigen,

stumm werden wir uns in die Augen schauen,

und auf uns sinkt des Glückes stummes Schweigen...