Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

After-Sensations.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and politician.






WHEN the vine again is blowing,
 
Then the wine moves in the cask;
When the rose again is glowing,
 
Wherefore should I feel oppress'd?
 
Down my cheeks run tears all-burning,
 
If I do, or leave my task;
I but feel a speechless yearning,
 
That pervades my inmost breast.
 
But at length I see the reason,
 
When the question I would ask:
'Twas in such a beauteous season,
 
Doris glowed to make me blest!

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