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Out of a Longing ©

Note of the authoress: The sometimes very different length of lines happened during translation from my German original into English.

Sonja Nic Rafferty
Germany
2006

I want so see flowers sprout
And feel never-known freedom
Between Scottish granite and beach
Where the first warm sunbeams
Of the day produce glitter by magic

"If you do not have what you love,
Love what you have", they say
And smile about my longing
But I will always hope
For I know what parting means

Nature is my well
And once again I work my way up
To the granite mountains
Where the eagle’s eyes see
What I have missed all my life

Out of a longing,
Restlessly I sail across the sea
The fog cannot veil anymore
The miraculous transformation taking place
When I finally have arrived



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