Songs of the Death of Children (Kindertotenlieder)

A beautiful short funeral poem originally written by German poet Friedrich Rückert about the loss of his two children.

Songs of the Death of Children (Kindertotenlieder)

You must not shut the night inside you,

But endlessly in light the dark immerse.

A tiny lamp has gone out in my tent –

I bless the flame that warms the universe.


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