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Thursday, September 29, 2011

How the Days Are

(Black and White Trees and Buildings by David Milne,
1882-1953, Canadian painter and printmaker)

Had we never met or never parted, wrote Robert Burns, we had never been broken-hearted.


How the days are filled with misery!
No fires to warm me have been left,
No sun to smile at me,
Everything is empty,
Everything is cold and merciless,
Even the lovely clear stars
Are as desolate as I,
Since I discovered that in the heart
Love can die.

~ Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), the German-Swiss novelist, poet, and painter

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