Measure Of Time

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 (Frankfurt) – 1832 (Weimar)

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."

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