Solitude (Lange)

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Eternal solitaries - human souls,
Solitaries blown astray;
Each wanders through the Milky Way,
Each in her finite circle rolls.

Like wandering planets they gaze
At one another in the sky's blue halls;
Each in her finite circle rolls,
But never from her orbit sways.

Across the skies each must gaze,
Yearning to reach the other's hand,
But never from her orbit sways;
Alas, one wave they shall ascend.

Each solitary yearns to shake another's hand,
Each in her nebulae still rolls;
One wave, alas, they never can ascend,
Eternal solitaries - human souls.