Hector and Andromache (*)

Friedrich Schiller

Andromache grieves the loss of Hector

Love sinks in Lethe, and the sunless air
Is dark to light and joy!

Longing and thought—yes, all I feel and think
May in the silent sloth of Lethe sink,
But my love not!
Hark, the wild swarm is at the walls!—I hear!
Gird on my sword—Beloved one, dry the tear—
Lethe for love is not!

* This poem is, with some alterations, introduced in the Play of "The Robbers."]

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