Die Nebensonnen
The Three Suns

Winterreise A Journey into Winter


I saw three suns up in the sky
And long and hard I stared on high.
They stood up there so fixedly
As if loth to depart from me.

You suns, you are not mine by right!
Go, on others shed your light!
I had three suns once, truth to tell;
The best two by the wayside fell.

And if the third would only set,
I’d feel, in darkness, better yet.