• @B0rodin
    2 years ago

    The sky will always shine blue and the earth

    Will endure long and flourish in Spring.

    But you, mankind, how long will you live?

    From The Drinking Song of the Sorrows of the Earth.

    It is a piece of Chinese poetry by Li T’ai-po and the German translation was used as the libretto for the first movement of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.