Normale Version: Ραγκαβής, Αλέξανδρος Ρίζος: ´O ’´Ερως
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Alexander R. Rhankaves (Rhangabe)
Αλέξανδρος Ρίζος Ραγκαβής
1809/10 – 1892 Griechenland

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Behold, sweet love, all things on this our earth
Have been prepared with leavening of tears!
With tears, delight - with tears, renown appears, -
With mingled tears hath every joy its birth.

O'er land and sea Man passes, still at strife;
He passes - memories, footprints, leaving none,
With tears mute science following alone,
Grows old - and dies - ere he hath studied Life.

His vague desires across black chaos sail,
He hopes - his hopes untimely withering fail.
Winged shadows he pursues, - on, on, they move.

Yet creeping through the darkness gently gleams
For him th' illumining light of one star's beams;
One smile alone - one smile - consoles him - Love.