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ON THE DIVAN

HE who knows himself and others

Here will also see,
That the East and West, like brothers,

Parted ne’er shall be.

Thoughtfully to float for ever

‘Tween two worlds, be man’s endeavour!
So between the East and West

To revolve, be my behest!

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Poem ON THE DIVAN - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe