To the Distant One

(An die Entfernte)


So have I truly lost you?
Have you, o fair one, fled from me?
Yet still I can hear in my accustomed ears
Every word, every tone of your voice.

Just as the wanderer’s gaze in the morning
Searchingly pierces the heavens in vain
When, concealed in the blue expanse
High above, the lark sings to him:

So does my gaze anxiously search here and there,
Through field and bush and forest,
Singing to you through all my songs,
O come, my darling, back to me!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Goethe, Andy Warhol, 1982

One thought on “To the Distant One

  1. Dearest Gene
    The Dandy, as could probably be predicted, adores both Goeth and Warhol.
    What a heavenly collision of the romantic and the cleverly cynical.
    Images and words sublime.
    Such a beautiful start to ones day.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

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