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MEASURE OF TIME

EROS, what mean’st thou by this? In each of thine hands is an
Hourglass!

What, oh thou frivolous god! twofold thy measure of time?
“Slowly run from the one, the hours of lovers when parted;

While through the other they rush swiftly, as soon as they meet.”

1789.*


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Poem MEASURE OF TIME - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe