It’s ten to five and
morning breaks anew
one foe with winter and its kind
my eyes that yesterday had view
now but look on feeble shine
of candles that I will extinguish
after one more sleepless night
after they have shed their light
on one more year almost relinquished
Oh woman! why am I alone?
Oh was that day so long ago?
how was it that I must forget?
Oh wish that we did never meet!
Oh wish I’d never known!
Oh wish I had no heart that cannot love but one!