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Heaven Has Shed A Tear
(16.May1788 - 31. January 1866 / Schweinfurt)

Heaven Has Shed A Tear

Poem By Friedrich Rückert

Heaven has shed a tear
that meant to lose itself in the sea;
but the mussel came and locked it in:
you shall now be my pearl.
You should not fear the waves;
I will carry you peacefully through.
O you my pain, you my joy,
you tear of heaven in my bosom!
Heaven grant that with a pure soul
I may guard the purest of your drops.

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