Comfort For The Bereaved

Reads: 13175  | Likes: 3  | Shelves: 6  | Comments: 4

More Details
Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Spiritual Writings / Astrology

Chapter 45 (v.1) - Yearning For Our True Home - The Wanderer

Submitted: August 08, 2017

Reads: 102

A A A | A A A

Submitted: August 08, 2017

A A A

A A A

Yearning For Our True Home

The Wanderer

Rays of Wisdom - Healers And Healing - The Wanderer

I come from highlands down to shore,
The valleys steam, the oceans roar.
I wander silent, joyless here:
My sigh keeps asking! ‘Where? Oh, where?’
Their Sun appears to me so cold,
Their blossoms limp, their life so old;
And what they speak of, empty fare:
I am a stranger everywhere.

Where are you, land, beloved home?
Imagined, sought, but never known!
The land, the land, whence hope does flow,
The land where all my roses grow,

Where friends shall never meet in vain,
Where all my dead shall rise again,
The land that speaks my language true:
Oh land, where are you?

I wander silent, joyless here,
My sigh keeps asking: ‘Where? Oh where?’
The spirits answer my distress:
‘Where you are not, there’s happiness.’

Georg Phillip Schmidt
Translated by Walter A. Aue
Set to music by Schubert

Recommended Reading:
•‘Homesickness Of The Soul’
•‘Do You Know Where You're Going To?’

Recommended Viewing:
‘The Wanderer’
Sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR8_n-B8qu0
(Please copy and paste the above link into your browser.)

Six pointed Star


© Copyright 2018 Aquarius. All rights reserved.

Chapters

Add Your Comments:

More Religion and Spirituality Books